The LSSU PDC employs students to work on projects.
Students are hired based up their skills to complete specific tasks.
Although PDC Student Workers tend to be Juniors and Seniors, any students with needed skills may apply.
Besides the areas of Engineering and Engineering Technology, projects sometimes require skills in
business, marketing and computer science.
Student Workers are under the supervision of Engineering Projects Managers who have experience in industry and provide mentoring through the projects.
Most of the PDC projects involve pre-patent prototypes which can not be made public. These projects provide the opportunity to work with inventors on novel product concepts.
Experience gained from working on PDC projects is a resume' builder and has drawn the interest of potential employers.
The PDC student worker requirements include:
- Sign, and abide by the terms of, the PDC confidentiality agreement
- Be eligible to work for an LSSU department
- Possess skills needed by a specific PDC project
PDC Project Types
Numerous projects have been completed and others are in process comprising a wide range of applications:
- DVT prevention
- Paraplegic health aids
- Remote Process Monitoring
- Process Data Logging Tool
- Assembly Automation
- Strength of Materials
- Analysis for litigation
3D CAD and Finite Element Analysis