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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.

Guided Tour

Walker Cisler Student and Conference Center

The Cisler Center is a social hub of campus. Tucked inside is the Peacock Cove coffee house, a snack store and cafeteria, the Superior ball room, the Great Lakes meeting rooms, and catering services. It also houses the student newspaper, student government offices, and the Quarterdeck cafeteria. The building is named for Walker Cisler, a Detroit Edison executive who spearheaded funding for the Center's construction in 1973.

Lake Superior State University is home to 3371 undergraduate students, 52% of whom are male and 48% female. 18% of the student body are residents of Ontario, Canada and 17% are from outside of Michigan and Ontario. 7% of the student body are minorities. 100% of the student body are Lakers.

These services are also located in the Cisler Center: Food Services, Campus Life

Maps

Cisler Center
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1st Place in Robotics!

COGNEX

First Place
Lake Superior State University

Windshield adhesive inspection robotic work cell

2003 Cognex On-Campus Competition

May 9, 2003
Cognex
Natec, Mass.

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