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Husky-made Warning Light System Makes Great Lakes Beaches Safer

Here's how Huskies turn their ideas into their careers. Michigan Tech grad Jake Soter started working on a project to help beachgoers decide whether it’s safe to go in the water when he was doing his senior design project up here on Lake Superior with his professor, Andrew Barnard. Long hours and many iterations later, they created SwimSmart Warning Systems.

"It's not their last class—it's their first job"

"Students working on projects of this scale no longer feel like students. They feel like engineers. They take ownership of the project and that's the magic. Now they own their education, and that's the first step towards being a professional."Carl Anderson, Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics