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Innovation Center

DMC: Innovation Center Early Beginning

In 1996, thanks largely to a grant from Emerson Climate Technologies, the Design and Manufacturing Clinic was formed, which evolved into today's Innovation Center, a nationally recognized initiative. 

Mission statement

Educate and develop world-class leaders who create new products while working effectively at disciplinary intersections in the Catholic, Marianist tradition that meet the needs of the business community in a culture of engineering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Project portfolio
  • Ideas submitted by students and faculty that meet the University's Catholic, Marianist tradition.
  • Collaborations with student organizations supporting community issues (e.g., Children's Hospital).
  • Collaborations with international programs (e.g., ETHOS).
  • Products for entrepreneurs and industry.
  • Designs for test fixtures and electrical and computer systems.
  • Improvements for manufacturing processes.
  • Ergonomic studies (NIOSH) of existing, modified or new processes and designs.


Innovation Center, Rebecca Blust, Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0211