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Conceptualize, Collaborate, Create

Engineering Design Center

Welcome to the St. Thomas Engineering Labs and Design Center. Our engineering facilities and staff are well-equipped to turn your design ideas into reality. With access to our helpful engineering staff, labs and a host of equipment, tools, supplies and materials available day or night, you’ll get a robust hands-on engineering experience and the help you need to succeed.

Get the Help You Need

You will find the help you need to develop skills with how-to video tutorials, friendly lab staff and peer mentors and access to local and global suppliers. The right training, help and materials are always within reach.

Ordering Special Parts

Don’t have the part you need? We will help you get it.

Video Tutorials

Our lab staff have created instructional videos and references on the machines our engineering students use that show you step-by-step how it’s done. 

Lab Staff

We have lab managers with more than 100 years combined experience ready to help students from any of our engineering majors: civil, mechanical, electrical and computer. Need help? Just ask.

Peer Mentors

Peer mentors are experienced engineering students who are trained and ready to lead and assist you with your hands-on learning.

Student Employment: Take It to the Next Level

Share your knowledge, broaden your experience and get paid
Tool Crib Attendants are tool librarians, parts suppliers, idea generators and problem solvers.

Fabrication Shop Hands work with lab staff, help run the shops and build things to support the program.

Civil Lab Technicians support courses and research, keep labs organized and do materials testing.

Electrical Lab Technicians work with lab manager, provide lab maintenance, make and repair electronics.

Rapid Prototyping Techs use our 3D printers and laser engraver to create prototypes and working parts for our students, staff and faculty.

Peer Mentors work with faculty, help teach labs and mentor students.

Tutor Session Leaders use their talents to serve as a learning resource to fellow students.