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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

Campus Parking

Permanent parking permits for students and LSSU employees are available at the Student Service Center located in the Fletcher Center.

Temporary parking permits for visitors are available at the Public Safety Office located in the Administration Building. These permits are also available for use when driving an alternate vehicle.

Fines for parking violations may be paid in the Fletcher Center at the Student Service Counter. To appeal a parking citation, one may visit the Public Safety Office to make an appointment with the Parking Committee.

Student Parking Permits

What you will need:

  • Vehicle license plate number

What you will do:

  • Login to My.LSSU
  • Click on Anchor Access within the LSSU Web Services Channel
  • Click on the Student Tab
  • Click on LSSU Vehicle Registration and Ticket Information
  • Read the Terms of Vehicle Registration carefully.  If you agree, press the Accept button.  This will place you at the Vehicle Registration and Ticket Information Menu.  Click on Request a Permit and follow the prompts. You may purchase a full-year or a half-year permit.

ON-CAMPUS Resident (living on-campus)

Your parking decal may be picked up during the sign in process on move-in day. After move-in day, you will be required to pick up your decal at the Student Service Counter, located in the Fletcher Center for Student Services.

COMMUTERS (living off campus)

Your parking decal will be mailed until August 23. After that date you will be required to pick up your decal at the Student Service Counter, located in the Fletcher Center for Student Services.

Nationally Recognized

Brittany Currie

Second Place
Lake Superior State University
“Mobile Robotics Workcell – Using Robotics to Lure Young Minds to Manufacturing Engineering.”  

First Place
University of Florida, Gainesville

Third Place
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2006 ASME International Conference of Manufacturing Science and Engineering

Student Manufacturing Design Competition

October 9, 2006
Ypsilanti, Michigan

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