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Introduction

Student with CAD Image Michigan Technological University and the Keweenaw Research Center share many common elements. One of these elements and a contributor to the overall mission statement of KRC is students. Student work at KRC is very important and not underestimated. KRC currently employees 6 undergraduate and 2 graduate students. Working at KRC allows exposure to a broad range of engineering experience.   Engineering can be seen in its full cycle from concept to design, manufacture, testing and analysis. Working at KRC also allows students to take classes on campus that often parallel work being done at KRC. For example, a student taking a class in solid modeling can gain hands on experience and exposure to contracted work requiring solid modeling at KRC. Students also get exposure to vehicle testing, strain gaging, mechanical testing and NVH work.

KRC typically employees students as late sophomores or early juniors at MTU and will often support graduate research. KRC provides job assistance for all graduating students working at KRC. Student applicants are typically highly ranked in their class and are highly motivated, quick learning individuals. The experience they gain while working at KRC gives them a great advantage when job hunting, and provides a well-rounded, confident, engineering background.

MTU Alumni and Friends may find out more about past KRC students by searching the Michigan Tech Alumni Directory. Anyone can find information about a current student in the MTU Directory Lookup.

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Keweenaw Research Students

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Hugh Miller
(BS - EGE - Expected Graduation, Spring 2000)
Mac was hired in May 1997 and is currently working for KRC as an undergraduate student.

Todd Desnoyers
(2002 AAS - TMD)
Todd was hired in January 1998 and is currently working for KRC as an undergraduate student.

James Vizanko
(1999 BS - EME, MS - EME)
James was hired in December 1997 and is currently working for KRC as an undergraduate student.

Timothy Havens
(1999 BS - EEE, MS - EEE)
Tim was hired in May 1998 and is currently working for KRC as an undergraduate student.

Matt Geno
(2000 BS - EME)
Matt was hired in March 1998 and is currently working for KRC as an undergraduate student.

Eryn Thomas
(1998 BS - EME)
Eryn was hired in January 1998 and is currently working for KRC as an undergraduate student.

Adam Johnson
(1998 BS - EME)
Adam started as student in April 1995 and was hired as a full-time Research Associate in November 1997. After working on the east coast for a short time, Adam returned in 2000 to accept a position as a Research Engineer/Scientist with the Systems Development Group at KRC. Adam was subsequently hired by GS Engineering of Houghton, MI as Chief Engineer.

Jim Gerds
(1998 BS - EME)
Jim worked with KRC from February 1997 to February 1998. He was hired by a robotics firm located in the Detroit area in February of 1998.

Chris Hinds
(1997 BS - EME)
Chris worked with KRC from February 1996 to December 1997. He was hired by Oshkosh Truck located in Oshkosh Wisconsin in December 1997.

Will Norton
(1997 BS - EME)
Will worked with KRC from February 1997 to October 1997. He was hired by GE Aircraft Engines located in Cinncinati, Ohio in October 1997.

Seth Newlin
(1994 BS - EME, MS - EME)
Seth worked for KRC during various periods from May 1995 to September 1997. Seth was hired by Oshkosh Truck located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in October 1997.
(Thesis: "Nonlinear Deformation Study of Elastomeric Disc Brake Piston Seals: An Enhanced Seal Retraction Model", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tom Grimm, Project Advisor: Scott Bradley)

Mike Laplaunt
(1995 BS - EME)
Mike has worked with KRC from September 1994 to present. He currently works with KRC as a graduate student.
(Research Work: Seal Retraction, Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gopal Jayaraman, Project Advisor: Scott Bradley)

Myles Dexter
(1996 BS - EME, MS - EME)
Myles has worked with KRC form February 1996 to present. He currently works at KRC as a graduate student.
(Research Work: Noise Control, Faculty Advisor: Chuck Van Karsen, Project Advisor: None)

Todd Auel
(1994 BS - EME, MS - EME)
Todd worked for KRC from May 1992 to June 1996). Todd was hired by Allied Signal Landing Systems located in South Bend, Indiana in June 1996.
(Thesis: "Nonlinear Deformation Study of Elastomeric Disc Brake Piston Seals: Seal Retraction due to Piston Displacement", Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tom Grimm, Project Advisor: Scott Bradley)

Chris Au
(1992 BS - EME)
Chris worked for KRC from November 1994 to February 1996. Chris was hired by Reynolds, International in June 1996.

Marc Minor
(1992 BS - EME, MS - EME)
Marc worked for KRC from May 1993 to November 1993. Mark was hired by Altair, Inc. located in Troy, Michigan in November 1993.

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