Making Industry Meaningful In College, or MIMIC, is a nationally recognized curriculum project that places Illinois Valley Community College students from engineering design, electronics and business in teams to design, manufacture, market and sell a product.  The student teams, called "companies," simulate an industrial company structure, allowing the students to experience a workplace environment in a classroom setting.

In 2005, IVCC received a National Science Foundation Grant (#0501885) to utilize the MIMIC project to build continuous quality improvement into the two-year technical programs in engineering design and electronics and to improve recruiting and retention.


Dorene Data, CAD/CAE Program Coordinator dorene_data@ivcc.edu

Jim Gibson, Electronics Program Coordinator jim_gibson@ivcc.edu

Rick Serafini, Accounting Professor 

Interested in organizing a multi-disciplinary project at your school or college?   Learn to adapt the award-winning Making Industry Meaningful In College (MIMIC) multi-disciplinary project model to your high school or college and your students.  Arrange for a MIMIC Workshop at your site.  

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