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Experiential Learning is the foundation of a broad-based Missouri S&T education. 

The Student Design and Experiential Learning Center (SDLEC) serves as the business incubator and support center for fourteen multi-disciplinary student-managed design teams.

The SDELC is housed in the Kummer Student Design Center, a new facility that provides design team members with advanced computer design labs and software, a complete manufacturing and testing center, business offices and logistical assets, along with the technical, marketing, communication and fundraising support necessary to prepare students for successful careers even before graduation.

Team membership is open to, and encouraged of, S&T students of all academic majors, not just engineering.  Team-based learning blends traditional classroom instruction with the critical “outside-the-box” thinking necessary to be successful in a fast-paced development project.

Design team participants enjoy:

  • 24-7 facility access

  • Strong faculty, staff, business and community support

  • Networking opportunities with employers and university competitors 

  • Specialized training

  • Global experience

JOIN A DESIGN TEAM TODAY!

Have fun and make new friends while gaining valuable career experience.

Learn the development process that organizations use to bring products to market.

  Apply classroom knowledge to solve real-world problems.

"There's much more to engineering than just  engineering!"

Join here   


What's New?
S&T's Formula SAE  Electric Team is set to debut at Lincoln, NE Formula SAE Competition, June 18-24th, 2014

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DESERT EXPLORER

Michael Bouchard studies bizarre dome-like structures in Egypt's Afar Desert.

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GOING THE DISTANCE

Marathon runner Devin Dixon sped through three degrees in just over six years.

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MINING ON THE MOON

Dr. Leslie Gertsch takes a look at humanity's future in space.

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D-DAY RE-EXAMINED

John McManus' latest book looks at the Big Red One at Omaha Beach.

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LIFE ON MARS

Melanie Mormile studies bacteria here on Earth that could survive on Mars.

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SPELUNKING FOR A CAUSE

Michael Bradford helps protect bats and cave formations in Missouri.

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SLIMY STUFF

Paul Nam suggests the potential solution to several global problems is green slime (algae).

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DANCING WITH CODE

Marquia Lewis studies computer science and is a member of the Gold Miners dance squad.

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CRAFT-Y MAGAZINE EDITOR

Casey Burton works to improve cancer screenings and publishes a gamer magazine.

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A GOALIE'S PERSPECTIVE

Carrie Levy enjoys the mental challenge of being a Lady Miner goalkeeper.

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A PHILOSOPHY OF ADVOCACY

Kate Burns is proof that students in every major can find success.

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PHYTOFORENSICS

Joel Burken's research team use trees to detect soil and groundwater contamination.

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ROCKET SCIENTIST

Anan Takroori shares his love of planes, rockets and satellites with campers.

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'DOWN-TO-EARTH' SCHOLAR

Krista Rybacki studies soil samples from an area near a lead recycling smelter.

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MINERS ABROAD

Delancey Rougely studied the effects of war in France and blogged about it.

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