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Industrial Relations Project Categories

Through the College of Engineering & Computing, we can work with your company or industry or professional organization
to develop projects based on your needs or industry trends.

Whether to conduct R&D for materials, products or processes, enhance cybersecurity, trouble-shoot known issues, increase efficiency or effectiveness, change production aspects, design a network or another area,
contact us to find out more about our College’s capabilities and availabilities.



Contract Projects support faculty and/or student(s) in a specific area of research or to provide a service to an industry partner.
Contract projects are facilitated by the University’s Office of Research Services & Sponsored Programs (ORSSP).

  • Small research service example: performing a metallurgical analysis of a sample
  • Sponsored program example: supporting/funding multiple faculty and/or student(s) over several semesters to create 3D printed models of functional pumps.

Experiential Learning Projects involve hands-on learning for our students in your environment or at your sites.

  • Student-Driven Projects – undergraduate or graduate research or a class project
  • Company Sponsorship – senior design or capstone projects
  • Internships – course credit or not for course credit, internships generally take place during a full semester (any time of year)
  • Co-Ops – rotating experiences – usually one semester of college coursework, the next semester working at your site – then repeat the cycle over 1-3 years
  • Employment – based on your hiring needs and the availability of our current students or graduates
  • eligible to apply for short-term or regular positions

People Projects are opportunities for company personnel to interact with our students.

  • Company Presentations to students, classes or student clubs
  • Company or Site or Industry Tours for students & faculty
  • College of Engineering & Computing tours for company representatives & alumni
  • Industry partners serving advisory boards (College or departmental )

Support Projects provides a mechanism for companies, professional organizations, and/or individuals
to give to the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing.

  • Sponsoring Scholarships
  • Equipment Donations
  • Directed or Undirected Giving
  • Naming Opportunities in the Engineering & Research building (scheduled for completion in 2020)

Have a project need or an idea not listed in these general categories?
Contact Reinhold Gerbsch,
Director of Industrial Relations
RGerbsch@GeorgiaSouthern.edu or 912-478-5474


Last updated: 6/20/2019