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Engineering Center for Innovation





The purpose of the Engineering Center for Innovation (ECI, formerly EMCC) is to work with businesses and industry to facilitate and assist the needs of industry for the embetterment of the University and students we serve.  ECI aims to immediately respond to the fast paced business environment to stimulate opportunities and new enterprises.  We bridge the experience of our knowledgeable faculty and staff to the forefront to assist company needs.  Services provided by the center include: software development; civil engineering testing services; electrical engineering design and prototyping services; mechanical engineering testing, machining, and simulation services; and commercialization services. 



Software Development
  • App Development
  • Smart Device Applications
  • Cloud Applications
  • Embedded Device Firmware
  • Web Application
Civil Engineering Services
  • Materials Testing
  • Load Testing & Analysis
  • Structural Inspections
Electrical Engineering Services
  • Circuit Board Design
  • Prototyping
  • Embedded Systems
Mechanical Engineering Services
  • Load Testing & Rating
  • Engineering Simulations
  • Prototyping Capabilities
  • Machining
Commercialization Services
  • Product Design
  • Planning
  • Web Site Development
  • Business Accelerator Coordination


Student Outcomes

Students employed at the ECI gain experience in their future careers through the organization’s many industrial partnerships. They are given the opportunity to work with local industries on projects in many fields. Students employed by the ECI have taken part in projects regarding Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, and Computer Science. Student employees graduate from WKU with a much broader knowledge of their field due to the experience gained at the ECI.



The ECI is intended to benefit Science and Engineering students at Western Kentucky University. Their goal is to attain work and experience for all student workers to broaden their education and better equip them to enter the workforce upon graduation. The ECI also uses its facilities to inspire students to address unsolved problems that face both Science and Engineering today.


Core Products and Services

The ECI offers the following services:

· Materials Testing

· Load Testing

· CAD Services

· FEA Analysis

· Soils Testing

· 3D Printing

· Webpage Design

The ECI also offers other services through facilities available at WKU. If you have a project that involves a service not listed above, please contact us to see how we may help



For more information visit the Engineering Center for Innovation home page here. 


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 Last Modified 8/10/20