Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University
 
Related Sites

 

Alum Success

"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

Mechanical Engineering

LSSU is 1 of only 3 universities in the U.S. with a robotics specialization at the undergraduate level
Alumni
 
Employers

Price McAllister
"I have been afforded many great opportunities through LSSU. My senior project brought me to an international competition and gave me a chance to see what it might be like working on a race team. I work with graduates from many states and universities, including Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, and Auburn. My course work at LSSU gave me knowledge in practical areas that bolster a solid foundation in theoretical study. That knowledge base has helped me to adapt quickly to the fast paced automotive industry."

Price McAllister '07
Alternator Machining Line Engineer,
DENSO

With a Mechanical Engineering degree career opportunities are wide open including such areas as product design, component design, automotive systems design and testing, packaging and manufacturing design, process design, and product and/or process development.

Nearly 100-percent placement of graduates as engineers (companies include FANUC Robotics, GM, Applied Manufacturing Technologies, GE, JR Automation and Kawasaki Robotics)

Student taking the robotics option you will find companies that are involved in robotics and automation specifically seek out LSSU graduates.

For those who take the vehicle systems option will be prepared for a future in one of the surface vehicle industries: Automotive, Rail, On-Highway (Heavy Trucks), Off-Road & Recreational, Agriculture & Construction, and other industries.

 


  
  • Ace Technologies
  • Aeroquip
  • Air General
  • Applied Manufacturing Technologies
  • Assembly Technology & Test
  • Atlas Copco
  • B.H. Martin Consultants
  • Back in Motion
  • Baker Hughes
  • Baker Hughes/Global Headquarters
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Cameron
  • Capitol Technologies
  • Caughill Consulting
  • Chrysler Contract Engineering
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • City of Sault Ste. Marie
  • Code 262 (Surface Ship HVAC) / Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • Concept Design Engineering
  • Continental Automotive
  • Continental Teves
  • Continental-Teves Inc. / Contract Professional Inc. (CPI)
  • Corp of Engineers
  • Crockett Technologies
  • Dane Systems
  • DC Automation
  • DENSO Corporation
  • Dura Automotive Systems
  • Durocher Dredge and Dock
  • East Jordan Iron Works
  • EcoLab
  • ESSAR Steel Algoma
  • First Solar, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Game Tracker
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Motors Service Parts
  • Grand Traverse Boatworks
  • Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
  • Honda
  • Howmet
  • ILC Dover
  • Johnson Controls
  • JR Automation
  • Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc.
  • Knape & Vogt
  • Kresin Engineering
  • Leica Geosystems
  • Market Technologies/Optic Edge Corporation (MTI/OEC)
  • MGP Architects Engineer Inc.
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Mid American Products
  • Monitor Gear
  • Nachi Robotics Systems, Inc.
  • Nestle Beverage Division - Coffee Mate
  • NewPage Corporation
  • Northern Diecast
  • Nuclear Management Company - Prairie Island Nuclear Plant
  • Omni Metalcraft
  • Precision Edge Surgical Products
  • Revolutionary Engineering
  • Robert Bosch Corporation
  • RS Technologies
  • Sault Tribe
  • SCA Schucker
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Superior Fabrication
  • T1 Group Automotive Systems
  • Teleflex Automotive Group
  • Tenaris Algoma Tubes
  • Tetra Tech
  • Tigercat Industries Inc.
  • Topy Corporation - Steel Division
  • Tridyne Projects Corporation
  • Truck Wash Technologies
  • VanAire, Inc.
  • Walboro
  • Wineman
  • Wohlerts

Towards the Synthesis of a Guanidine- like Organo- catalyst

Rebecca Smrke

In the last decade, N-based heterocycles have surfaced as useful organocatalysts. With strong Lewis basicity, a rigid structure that allows for strong resonance, and electronic distribution, these catalysts become useful in both medicinal and industrial chemistry purposes. The desire to created new and unique cyclic guanidine catalysts has generated interest in this field. We proposed to synthesize cyclic guanidine catalysts through a short three step process: (1) alkylation of a commercial imidazoline, (2) annulations with the use of a β-aminocarboxylic acid under dehydrating conditions, and (3) thermal elimination. The first step, alkylation, was successfully completed. In step 2, the annulations reaction, there is evidence that it may have proceeded, but more research is needed to verify the result. As such, the final step of forming an organocatalyst, elimination, could not be completed. In the future, the reaction will be optimized to yield the desired product.

Apply Today!

Share this page with your friends: