The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) is comprised of engineering professionals who actively participate in the development and promotion of Lake Superior State University’s engineering and engineering technology programs, faculty, staff and students.
The School appreciates the time and effort of the members and the difference they make.
STAUNCH SUPPORTERS: The members of the Industrial Advisory Board have a major impact on the curriculum of our engineering and technology programs. Several member companies have also sponsored senior projects and contributed to the Charlie Snyder Memorial Engineering Scholarship in addition to equipment acquisition and internships..
IAB Members: Are you able to assist at a College Night event? Contact Trevor Swensonfor details. Need materials? Contact Jeanne at 906-635-2597, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule & Events
Welcome to our new members:
David Clingen, General Manager, Engineering & Facility Planner, Essar Steel Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Jeff Johnston, Product Development Engineer, Pre-tec (a Willamette Valley Company), Eugene, Oregon
Brad LeBouef, Executive Vice President, Systems Control, Iron Mountain, Mich.
The spring 2016 meeting will be held on campus, Friday, April 29th. Morning session will be held in the Great Lakes Rooms of the Cisler Center. Senior project presentations & demonstrations will begin at 1:15 pm in CAS. Presentations will all be held in CAS 123. So far, all demonstrations will be on the first floor; two are still to be determined.
FIRST Robotics District Event will take place in the Cooper Gym, Norris Center March 31-April 2.
Role Statement & Expectations
IAB members guide, nurture and assure that the School of Engineering and Technology produces engineers with skills that will not only fulfill today’s industrial needs, but will foresee the requirements of tomorrow in a global economy. IAB members provide a “real time” interface with both faculty members and students bringing today’s industrial technology to LSSU “today.” IAB Role Statement:
IAB Members are Expected to:
Evaluate and critique engineering programs by providing professional experience and direction.
Be able to provide technical support such as; teaching materials, information on equipment, donation of equipment, funding.
Promote LSSU engineering curriculum to young people by participating in regional recruitment seminars and invite students for industrial tours.
Attend Industrial Advisory Board meetings.
Support the senior project program with ideas or equipment and/or materials.
Encourage professional development of the faculty by providing summer employment and sponsoring sabbaticals.
Provide assistance with job placement for students both full-time and summer internships.
Participate on subcommittees.
Vote during IAB meetings on issues relative to the Role Statement.
“Generic” Summer Camps Brochure – updated June 2017
Contains information for both Women in Technology and Robotics Camp (young men) for students entering grades 8-12.
The Fall 2014 meeting was held on Friday, November 1st beginning at 8 am with breakfast at Precision Edge Surgical Products in Sault Ste. Marie. The group moved to LSSU’s campus for lunch and the afternoon portion of the meeting.
The Spring 2014 meeting was held on the LSSU campus on May 2. Election for secretary: unanimous vote for Lynnette Eding to continue her responsibilities. Following are downloadable files for the agenda and meeting presentation.
The Spring 2012 meeting was on the LSSU campus on April 27th. Chris Conklin announced his retirement from the IAB – our best wishes to him as he spends some quality time with his grandkids! He will be greatly missed.
The Fall 2011 meeting was held at the LSSU Regional Center in Gaylord on November 4th. Congratulations to Steve Kars for re-election to secretary and Welcome! to our new members: Trevor Swenson of Research In Motion in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; Tim Bennett of Nexteer Automotive in Saginaw, Mich.; and John Tillotson of Honeywell International in Boyne City, Mich.
The Spring 2011 meeting was held on the LSSU campus on April 29. Congratulations to Nathan Callagan on his election to chair, and to Steve Kars on his election to Secretary. Welcome! to our newest member: Adil Shafi of Advenovation, Inc in Brighton, Mich., and best wishes to Charile Litzner on his retirement from Cloverland Cooperative and the IAB.