Scholar Series: Wil Rankinen – UP English Eh?

Have you ever wondered why we sound Canadian to many outsiders? Where is the UP is “sauna” pronounced the Finnish way and where is it not? Join us for the latest in our Scholar Series.  Dr. Wil Rankinen, Grand Valley State University, has been studying the “Yooper” dialect and will discuss these points and more…

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Mark Dunn – Making Place: How Poetry Invents the World

Click here to access the closed captioned version of this presentation. A reflection on the interplay between environment and writing. To what extent do writers’ works respond to and create the regions with which they are associated? The talk will consider how our concepts of place are invented by text and how the environment influences…

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Team SEA Senior Project

LSSU Engineering Senior Projects 2017-18: Superior Engineering and Automation Team SEA worked on a project for Nexteer Automotive, developing an automated robotics system to measure how much effort it takes to push a steering column in and pull it out. Team members: Sarah Becks (CE), Scott Lordson (CE), Jacob Kline (ME), Roberto Valdez (ME); Faculty…

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Team KRU Senior Project

LSSU Engineering Senior Projects 2017-18: Team KRU Team KRU’s project was to work on improving the KUKA line in the LSSU Robotics Lab. Team members: Jordan Dasuqi (CE), Jacob Grover (MfgET), Kevin Krieg (ME), Lindsey Pajot (ME), Andrew Purcell (EE), Ben Woods (MfgET); Faculty Advisor: Jim Devaprasad; Industrial Contact: Eric Becks Click here to access…

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Team ARC Senior Project

LSSU Engineering Senior Projects 2017-18: Team ARC Team ARC’s (Automated Repair Control) designed and developed a tool to automate a currently manual process of repairing a particulate filter. Team members: Joshua Graham (ME), Wayne Greensky (ME), Aly Hammer (CE), Brian Nash (MET), Erik Swartz (ME), Sheldon Towner (EE); Faculty Advisor: Eric Becks; Industrial Contact: Gail…

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Team ALVS Senior Project

LSSU Engineering Senior Projects 2017-18: Team ALVS Team ALVS (Automotive Lighting and Vision Systems) developed an adjustable vision system to detect the operational status of select lighting elements on vehicles in the manufacturing line. Team members: Ben Damron, Anthony Mongene, Neil Hall, Derek Schleben, Kerry Pierce; Faculty Advisor: David Leach; Industrial contact: Mark Compton Click…

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Team STS Senior Project

LSSU Engineering Senior Projects 2017-18: Team STS Team STS (Superior Thermal Solutions) undertook the task of updating one of two fluid trainer units housed on the LSSU campus. Team members: Cord Sutter (ME), Kameron Russell (MfgET), Laura Valderrama (ME), Chris Howe (EE), Derrick Dzedzie (EE); Faculty Advisor: Jeff King; Industrial contact: Dr. Zakaria Mahmud A…

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Scholar Series: Dr. Adam Prus – Psychopharmacology and the Treatment of Schizophrenia

The Library Learning Commons we will be hosting Dr. Adam Prus, Professor and Head of Psychology at Northern Michigan University.  Dr. Prus will review the neuro-pharmacological actions of antipsychotic drugs, which are the primary treatments for schizophrenia.  Along the way, his presentation will discuss the history of diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia, how pharmacological treatments are…

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