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Dan Goodrich

“I chose LSSU expecting a very good engineering education. What I didn’t expect was faculty with real-world engineering experience and abilities, labs with real-world equipment, projects with real-world outcomes, and an entire campus staff with real interest in my success, as a student and yet today. My LSSU engineering education has created or supported every desired career opportunity. LSSU was absolutely the right place for me.”

Dan Goodrich,
Mechanical Engineering 1999,
Vehicle Test & Development,
Electronic Brake Systems Group,
Auburn Hills, MI

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the Lake Superior State University, Product Development Center web site. Please take the time to review the services we offer to Michgan businesses in the areas of engineering and technology. The PDC was jointly established by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the LSSU School of Engineering & Technology to fill the needs of small businesses that have limited technological resources. The Product Development Center provides services in the following areas:

As you review our capabilities and learn more about the PDC you will see examples of our unique facilities, experienced staff engineers, quality teaching environment and dedicated faculty.

While you’re looking at our web site, be sure to check out the robotics lab where you’ll find fourteen industrial robots. The robotics option is available in all our engineering and engineering technology degrees. You can also check out what’s happening with different engineering design projects and other examples of what the PDC can achieve.

Once again, welcome. If there is anything else that we can help you with please don’t hesitate to ask.

David Roland Finley, Ph.D., PE
Dean: College of Business, Engineering





Dereck Wonnacutt

Dereck Wonnacutt
Robotics and Computer Science

"Lake Superior State is the only robotics program of its kind in the country. I can work up any research or senior project idea with a professor or my advisor. I studied for a year in Japan through LSSU's connection with the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, and became fluent in Japanese. A Japanese company called Fanuc makes most of the robots in our lab. I'd like to roll my senior research project into a career with Fanuc that bridges the two countries and cultures."

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