Perhaps you have a great idea, but your company doesn’t have the team to explore it. Maybe it’s an important project that has been delayed, or a product or process that requires refinement. In today’s global economy where business and industry continue to downsize and resources are scarce, how do you remain competitive while maintaining your bottom line?

Lawrence Technological University’s Industry-Sponsored Projects Lab offers your company an innovative solution – a high-quality, cost-effective way to conduct research or develop new products to extend your company’s reach, while tapping into the expertise, energy, and enthusiasm of top-notch engineering faculty and students. You’ll also gain access to the University’s high-tech testing and diagnostic facilities.



Lawrence Tech – Working for You

• A cross-disciplinary team of three to five senior-level engineering students is dedicated to your project for a semester or two (between four and eight months), depending on the scope of work

• Lawrence Tech faculty supervise the students

• The team provides weekly status reports, three formal oral presentations, and a final report documenting all results

• All work preserves and respects your confidentiality and ownership of intellectual property rights

• Upon the conclusion of your sponsored project, you receive a creative and industry-friendly solution to your design challenge


Getting Started

Beginning your project with Lawrence Tech’s Industry-Sponsored Projects Lab involves these steps:

• Identify a design project that requires conceptualization, engineering computations, a final design, prototyping, and testing that is suitable for a semester or two of development. Areas of interest can include, but are not limited to:

• Product Design
• Manufacturing
• Ergonomics
• Structures
• Material Research
• Electronics
• Mechatronics and Embedded Systems
• Control Systems
• Appoint a mentor from your company to meet with the faculty and students and advise and guide them throughout the creative process
• Supply the materials needed to fabricate the prototype and models
• Provide a low cost fee for materials, faculty guidance, and administrative expenses


For More Information

To discuss a possible project or for more information, contact:

Vernon Fernandez
Coordinator, Industry-Sponsored Projects Lab
Associate Professor, A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
248.204.2571 p
248.204.2576 f