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Explore Student Experiences

MDP offers a variety of project options. There is no experience necessary, and no minimum GPA required!

See below to explore which type interests you the most.

Faculty Research Teams

Under the direction of a Faculty Principal Investigator (PI), teams of 12 to 45 students are flexibly structured into sub-teams.

  • MDP students develop research experience and team skills over multiple semesters of engagement on a team.
  • Students can earn 2 credits per term with a 2-term minimum required.

Industry Sponsored Teams

Gain experience and solve real-world problems on an industry or non-profit project. Small teams of 5-7 students are guided weekly by both a Faculty and Sponsor mentor.

  • Students develop core translatable skills for professional practice.
  • Undergraduate students can earn 7-8 credits split over the 2-semester project. Graduate students can earn 2 credits per semester.

Student Organization Teams

Members of engineering student organizations can work with MDP to earn academic credit.

  • Returning student organization members have the potential to earn academic credit for technically advanced work on the team.
  • Any design based engineering team with at least 3 majors represented is eligible to earn academic credit.