Engineering Student Design Center (ESDC)

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About Us

Facilitating the mission of its RSOs by fostering a work environment conducive to success. Where engineering comes alive!

ESDC Safety

ESPL Access

Negative pressure respirator "fit-check:"

The CBTF test has questions based on the contents of this video

ESPL Prairielearn Test

The ESPL Access Test is available on Prairielearn when you enroll in "ESPL: Training Tests, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021"

It is based on the powerpoint to the right and the video above.

Machine Shop Access

Limited to students who score greater than 96% on the Prairielearn test and undergo supervised training. Study the above presentation for the test.

Click here to learn more

Welding Access

Watch all the videos found here and study the presentation above for the CBTF test. A supervised training sessions required.

Click here to learn more

Bruce Flachsbart

Director of ESPL & Assistant Teaching Professor
(217) 778-7799 or (314) 730-5538
127 Optical Physics & Engineering Lab

Michael Philpott

Head Advisor & Associate Professor Emeritus
(217) 244-3184
3007 Mechanical Engineering Lab

Dave Williams

Welding and Machine Shop Instructor & Senior Laboratory Mechanic
(217) 333-1711
1115 Mechanical Engineering Lab


The ESPL welcomes donations to help keep out students productive. Click here to see a list of items we are looking for.

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Important announcements are made on the group page. The group page also allows you to connect to other members of ESPL. Click over and start exploring!


Engineering Student Projects Laboratory

1203 W Western Ave
Urbana IL 61801