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Alum Success

Leslie Machado

LSSU Chemistry Major

PhD in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University

Environmental Programs

HAZWOPER Certification, just one of the many hands-on training opportunities available for our students
Well Rounded

Our graduates succeed!

We take great pride in the accomplishments of our graduates.  Many have kept in touch with us over the years, a good indication, we believe of a great LSSU experience.

Sample of employers of LSSU graduates:

  • US-EPA NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
  • NOAA, National Sea Grant Office
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Michigan Inter Tribal Council
  • North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Oklahoma State University Soil, Water, & Forage Analytical Lab
  • Halliburton
  • Northeast Laboratory Services
  • Numerous county & municipal agencies

Sample Graduate Schools:

  • University of Wisconsin
  • Michigan State University
  • Miami of Ohio
  • MIT
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • SUNY - Environmental Science & Forestry
  • Texas A & M



“The well rounded scientific education I received from the LSSU Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences gave me a definite edge over the competition when applying for jobs and preparing for professional exams. The personal level of instruction combined with the real world experience of the faculty resulted in an engaging environment that made the learning process not only
interesting but fun.”

--Pete Baril '03
Registered Environmental Health Specialist

Impact in the real world...

Rachel Claucherty-Arnold

What made Rachel's Lake Superior State experience so unique was the practical research she did with top-notch faculty. "I really enjoyed working with environmental chemistry professor Judy Westrick and biologist Deb Stai," Rachel says. "For my senior project, we evaluated a lab method for cultivating a fungus that causes infections in humans." [ more ]

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