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Graduate Reflection

May 22, 2012


Kimberly Johnson

I graduated from Lawrence Tech with a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering Technology in December of 2011. I received an Associates of Applied Science degree in drafting and design from Lansing Community College in 2001 and was previously employed as a Project Coordinator at a civil engineering company. When the construction industry slowed down, it was a great time to return to the classroom. As a non- traditional student, Lawrence Tech was the perfect choice. The Engineering Technology program coordinated with my AAS degree and most of my credits transferred. The small class sizes, supportive Professors and Lawrence Tech’s Academic Achievement Center made for a smooth transition from office to classroom.

My time at Lawrence Tech has been a highlight of my life. I have had so many great experiences and have made many new friends. Lawrence Tech has opened many new doors for me, starting with a career transition from the construction industry to the manufacturing industry. After graduation and with the help of Lawrence Tech’s Career Services, I was able to interview with several organizations and soon found a position that matched my skills. I look forward to the challenges of new work and hope to return to Lawrence Tech for an advanced degree on the future.



Kimberly Johnson after accepting her degree at commencement.

 


 

Paul Michel Memorial Scholarship Award to Joshua Fitch

April 13, 2012

Fitch Accepting  Fitch Group
Joshua Fitch shaking hands with COE faculty after accepting        Faculty Advisor Jerry Cuper, Joshua Fitch, and Dean of Engineering 
The Paul Michel Memorial Scholarhip.      
Dr. Nabil Grace

The Paul Michel Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year by the Engineering Technology department, on behalf of Richard and Mary Michel, to recognize students enrolled in a technology degree program that has faced adversities while completing their degree at Lawrence Tech. This year, the department recognized sophomore Joshua Fitch, who suffers from an aggressive form of Leukemia. Joshua's health challenges has made it difficult at times for him to complete the Bachelor of Science in Audio Technology degree. His passion for music, and his determination to complete his degree has been a driving force for him. Joshua was honored with the scholarship at the 2012 Spring College of Engineering Honors Banquet.


Technology Student Honored at 2012 College of Engineering Honors Banquet

April 12, 2012

honors tech group

Dean Drow, Senior BSET  Sylvia Moore, Senior BSCM      Edwin Griswold, Senior BSET   Joshua Fitch, Sophomore BSAET
Academic Excellence Award   Outstanding Student Award     Outstanding Service Award      Paul Michel Memorial Scholarship


Technology Students Place 1st of 13 Schools in Projects Competition

April 2, 2012

Shingle 1

Congratulations to the Lawrence Technological University team for winning the student competition at the KEEN Regional Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education. Matt Calahan, Nancy Labelle, and Rory Walters attended the conference and presented their "Shingle Shucker" which received first place out of 13 projects presented. The “Shingle Shucker”, is a pneumatic powered asphalt roofing shingle removing tool.  It is designed to reduce the intensive labor of the traditional manual method of removing shingles.  This tool has a single handle with a thumb operated button which activates an air cylinder that pushes a flipper that pulls up on the shingle and pulls nails out.  This device uses an air compressor that is standard on most roofing jobs. The KEEN Regional Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education, which is sponsored by the KERN Family Foundation, focuses on bringing faculty, staff and students from KEEN schools together to discuss collaboration in teaching, design projects, and exchange of faculty and students, collaboration between administrators, faculty, and students, and joint student workshops and innovation competitions. This is the first time Lawrence Tech has won first place at an innovation competition.

 

 

 

Matt Calahan demonstrates the "Shingle Shucker"     

Shingle 2
          Rory Walters,Ken Cook,Nancy Labelle, Matt Calahan,Don Reimer

 


 

Technology Students Recognized in Chicago by SME

October, 2011 

SME ChicagoCongratulations to Cherrell Franklin and Nancy LaBelle, Engineering Technology students who were scholarship award recipients at the 2011 SME Educational Foundation Dinner in Chicago. Cherrell Franklin received the 2011 George Schneider Manufacturing Technology Education Scholarship and Nancy LaBelle received the SME Educational Foundation Scholarship. The students were nominated by Engineering Technology faculty for their excellence in the study of technology and their willingness to assist other students. 

 

 

Cherrell Franklin, Dr. Sabah Abro, Nancy Labelle


Graduate Reflection

May 22, 2012


Kimberly Johnson

I graduated from Lawrence Tech with a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering Technology in December of 2011. I received an Associates of Applied Science degree in drafting and design from Lansing Community College in 2001 and was previously employed as a Project Coordinator at a civil engineering company. When the construction industry slowed down, it was a great time to return to the classroom. As a non- traditional student, Lawrence Tech was the perfect choice. The Engineering Technology program coordinated with my AAS degree and most of my credits transferred. The small class sizes, supportive Professors and Lawrence Tech’s Academic Achievement Center made for a smooth transition from office to classroom.

My time at Lawrence Tech has been a highlight of my life. I have had so many great experiences and have made many new friends. Lawrence Tech has opened many new doors for me, starting with a career transition from the construction industry to the manufacturing industry. After graduation and with the help of Lawrence Tech’s Career Services, I was able to interview with several organizations and soon found a position that matched my skills. I look forward to the challenges of new work and hope to return to Lawrence Tech for an advanced degree on the future.



Kimberly Johnson after accepting her degree at commencement.

 


 

Paul Michel Memorial Scholarship Award to Joshua Fitch

April 13, 2012

Fitch Accepting  Fitch Group
Joshua Fitch shaking hands with COE faculty after accepting        Faculty Advisor Jerry Cuper, Joshua Fitch, and Dean of Engineering 
The Paul Michel Memorial Scholarhip.      
Dr. Nabil Grace

The Paul Michel Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year by the Engineering Technology department, on behalf of Richard and Mary Michel, to recognize students enrolled in a technology degree program that has faced adversities while completing their degree at Lawrence Tech. This year, the department recognized sophomore Joshua Fitch, who suffers from an aggressive form of Leukemia. Joshua's health challenges has made it difficult at times for him to complete the Bachelor of Science in Audio Technology degree. His passion for music, and his determination to complete his degree has been a driving force for him. Joshua was honored with the scholarship at the 2012 Spring College of Engineering Honors Banquet.


Technology Student Honored at 2012 College of Engineering Honors Banquet

April 12, 2012

honors tech group

Dean Drow, Senior BSET  Sylvia Moore, Senior BSCM      Edwin Griswold, Senior BSET   Joshua Fitch, Sophomore BSAET
Academic Excellence Award   Outstanding Student Award     Outstanding Service Award      Paul Michel Memorial Scholarship


Technology Students Place 1st of 13 Schools in Projects Competition

April 2, 2012

Shingle 1

Congratulations to the Lawrence Technological University team for winning the student competition at the KEEN Regional Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education. Matt Calahan, Nancy Labelle, and Rory Walters attended the conference and presented their "Shingle Shucker" which received first place out of 13 projects presented. The “Shingle Shucker”, is a pneumatic powered asphalt roofing shingle removing tool.  It is designed to reduce the intensive labor of the traditional manual method of removing shingles.  This tool has a single handle with a thumb operated button which activates an air cylinder that pushes a flipper that pulls up on the shingle and pulls nails out.  This device uses an air compressor that is standard on most roofing jobs. The KEEN Regional Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education, which is sponsored by the KERN Family Foundation, focuses on bringing faculty, staff and students from KEEN schools together to discuss collaboration in teaching, design projects, and exchange of faculty and students, collaboration between administrators, faculty, and students, and joint student workshops and innovation competitions. This is the first time Lawrence Tech has won first place at an innovation competition.

 

 

 

Matt Calahan demonstrates the "Shingle Shucker"     

Shingle 2
          Rory Walters,Ken Cook,Nancy Labelle, Matt Calahan,Don Reimer

 


 

Technology Students Recognized in Chicago by SME

October, 2011 

SME ChicagoCongratulations to Cherrell Franklin and Nancy LaBelle, Engineering Technology students who were scholarship award recipients at the 2011 SME Educational Foundation Dinner in Chicago. Cherrell Franklin received the 2011 George Schneider Manufacturing Technology Education Scholarship and Nancy LaBelle received the SME Educational Foundation Scholarship. The students were nominated by Engineering Technology faculty for their excellence in the study of technology and their willingness to assist other students. 

 

 

Cherrell Franklin, Dr. Sabah Abro, Nancy Labelle