Design Teams

Student Design And Experiential Learning Center

Missouri S&T design team experience prepares students for success in whatever endeavor they may choose.  

Design team membership is open to, and encouraged of, students of any major, interest,  background or age, and provides an immediate sense of community to students new to the college experience.

These student-led teams, whether competing with racecars or rockets, concrete canoes or robots, learn the organizational problem-solving process essential for the successful development of a market-ready product.  Business, marketing, logistics, communications and teamwork skills that design teams incorporate in their day-to-day operations mirror the global design process used in industry world-wide.  

Design team members network with industry professionals and students from competing schools alike, forming personal and professional realtionships that can lead to rewarding careers.

S&T design team veterans "know how to think on their feet, don’t mind getting their hands dirty, and are ready to contribute on their first day at work” say many firms who hire our team members, and why so many businesses aggressively recruit S&T students with design team experience.

Twenty interdisciplinary design teams provide over 1,300 S&T students with leadership, networking and technical learning opportunities through industry-sponsored design competitions. Other students get life-changing global experience by tackling economic and health—related infrastructure problems in developing nations.

Each team mirrors our philosophy of “Learn, Succeed, Have Fun," so sign up and have some fun!