What is the Design Lab?

The Design Lab experience provides senior engineering students with actual design challenges that come from industry, service organizations, or entrepreneurial ventures. Each semester, student teams work with mentors from sponsor organizations. The students share ideas, formulate the problem or opportunity, conceptualize designs, build prototypes, and test their solutions. 

  • Sponsors provide the problem, the mentors, and the funding.
  • Faculty and staff provide day-to-day guidance, design process instruction, and technical consultation.
  • The Design Lab provides a meeting space, support staff, and technical support services.
  • Students provide the enthusiasm.