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Innovation Center

Over 1500 client challenges solved!

At the Innovation Center, more than 200 external clients have supplied real-world challenges for our engineering students and faculty — a transformative space!

Project-based learning at the Innovation Center.
  • Focus on customer needs to move real-world projects closer to the marketplace.
  • Work with the School of Law when IP issues develop.
  • Partner with the School of Business for market/business feasibility studies.
  • Become the complete professional with the best topic of conversation at any job interview! 

Since 1996, student teams have solved over 1500 industry challenges and have met or exceeded our client expectations over 85 percent of the time!

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Capstone Design Symposium

Our Innovation Center design teams are experiencing online learning and “true-to-life” challenges working remotely. They consistently meet with their faculty advisers to complete projects, and student teams will present their final projects using the online platform “Zoom." Presentations are restricted to the client, alternative client, faculty advisers, engineering faculty and student team members. In a few cases, with the approval from the client, special approval will be given for those individuals who have contributed their time and effort working with the students toward a technical solution. Congratulations to our seniors for their hard work and adaptability!

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Engineering for Quality of Life

As their Innovation Center capstone design project, four University of Dayton engineering students designed and built a "Treadmill Centering Device" for a blind Air Force veteran to improve his quality of life. Click here to go to Fox19 video.

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BWI Group Brake Pedal Travel Simulator Project Team

For appropriate data for the calibration of brake-by-wire braking systems, the team has designed a testing apparatus.

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Isopure Corporation Acid Mixer Virtual Reality Training Project Team

The Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 teams created a virtual environment including the acid mixer and photos from an actual dialysis clinic water room, along with floating text prompts and improvements to the visual aspects of the program to create a fully interactive simulation.

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Quality of Life Plus Voice Activated Shifting Design Project Team

To provide Sgt. Brown with an easier shifting experience, the team successfully created a fully enclosed and battery powered voice activated gear shifting system.

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Innovation Center, Rebecca Blust, Director

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0211