Real Projects for Real Customers


Students in our Junior and Senior Design courses undertake real projects for real customers, including local companies as well as people with disabilities from the Quad Cities and an impoverished area in Brazil.

Students present their projects to the Engineering Advisory Board at an Engineering Showcase poster session at the end of the Spring semester that is open to the public.

We are always in need of projects! If you have a project idea (service-oriented or a design project for a local or regional company), send us an email. Please check out our guidelines below for industry projects.


Recent Project Partners

Genesis Systems
Putnam Museum
Tormach, Inc.
RTM Associates
Sears Manufacturing
Cobham Mission Systems
HNI Corporation
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Handicapped Development Center
Local and regional individuals with disabilities
Clinics and individuals in an impoverished area in Brazil

Recent Projects

Robotic Museum Display plays Tic-Tac-Toe (PDF)
Manufacturing Cell
Seat Cushion
Apartment building HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection
Damage Control
Continuous Improvement
Scheduling
Patient Flow
Shipping Boards (PDF)
Communication Device
Affordable prosthetic for third world areas

Design Class

For Juniors and Seniors

Besides projects for the community, students also learn basic engineering skills through design experimentation.

So, what's next?

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