Learn. Succeed. Have Fun!

Experiential learning is at the core of a strong Missouri S&T education. Design teams do more than just prepare you for your first job; they push you to become leaders in industry. Interested in joining a design team?

Explore the teams

About the SDELC

"Design teams do more than just prepare students for their first job..."

The SDELC, housed in the Kummer Student Design Center, provides teams with advanced computer design labs, a complete manufacturing center, office space, and logistical support assets.

Center staff assist with the technical, marketing, communication and fundraising support that prepares students for successful careers. All S&T students, regardless of discipline or age, are encouraged to join a design team. Freshman and transfer students can become part of a thriving, innovative community the moment they set foot on campus.

Team Operations

"...it's about the process!"

Team operations focus on learning the process of global product development. Teams mirror what small start-ups do to be successful: plan a large project, organize themselves, raise funds, communicate their ideas, and solve open-ended design challenges.

Team members leave S&T as process engineers who know how to solve real world problems and can think on their feet. A team member said it best, "There's much more to engineering than just engineering, it's about the process!"

Design team participants enjoy:

  • 24-7 Design Center access
  • Strong faculty, staff, business, and alumni support
  • Networking with employers and students at other universities
  • Specialized training
  • Global experience