Engineering Test Kitchen

Hands-on engineering experience for undergrads

a little bit about us

What is ETK?

Engineering Test Kitchen is a non-profit consulting firm founded and operated by Washington University in St. Louis undergraduate, multidisciplinary, engineering students. We provide a team of skilled engineering undergrads under the guidance of an experienced mentor to take on your company’s projects

Our Mission

Our mission is to connect engineering undergraduates with real projects where they can learn, make meaningful contributions, and develop relationships with potential future employers.

Executive Team

Anton Salem | President

Braden Kerr | Vice President

Drew Ells | Chief Operating Officer
(610) 757-8733


Each year we pick projects that will provide value to both the company as well as the students that are working on them. The types of project chosen vary from year to year, so if our past projects don’t interest you, apply anyway – we may have a perfect fit for you!

    Current Projects

  1. Past Projects

  2. Spring 2017

    Team members will be working for the WashU Office of Technology Management (OTM), testing the viability of a patent for biofoam sheets for water purification. Members will build a solar still device and conduct field testing to further understand the engineering demands of the product. Qualifications: Lab experience is a plus. Chemical Engineering and MEMS majors are encouraged to apply

  3. Spring 2017

    The group will work on a machine learning module for Clever Analytics. This application will use supervised machine learning algorithms to train a model and then label text, allowing users to glean insights from large sets of unstructured data. Qualifications: Object-Oriented programming experience is required. Experience with Python and MongoDB is preferred, but not required. Prior experience with machine learning and natural language processing is a big plus, but students will have the opportunity to learn during the project

  4. 2013-2014

    A team worked with Prozess Pizza Technologie to do a heat transfer analysis of their product. Prozess Technologie is a St. Louis-based technology company designing, building, and implementing spectroscopic solutions for process measurement and control in multiple manufacturing sectors.

  5. 2013-2014

    A team worked with the Catholic Student Center to do an HVAC analysis of their buildings.

  6. 2014-2015

    A team worked with Tech Manufacturing to refine an existing computer code that models the behavior of equipment performing a manufacturing process. Tech Manufacturing, LLC is a Missouri-based supplier of milled parts to the aerospace industry.

  7. 2014-2015

    A team worked with Project MEGSSS to develop a code-based optimization algorithm. Project MEGSS (Mathematical Education for Gifted Secondary School Students) is a nonprofit organization that offers advanced mathematics classes for talented students.

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1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Mo 63130

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