Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF)

Community Partnerships

Students in visualization lab

When St. Cloud State partners with the community and business, everyone benefits.

  • Hands-on, real-world experiences will help our students graduate qualified for the latest high-tech jobs, and some will likely be hired by the same companies they worked with in college.
  • Businesses gain access to resources, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and a strong pool of faculty and student talent, while also retaining intellectual property.
  • The community continues to develop, grow and benefit from workforce training opportunities that our students gain in the classroom and through experiential learning.


GeoComm, the nation’s leading developer of computerized mapping software for 911 communications systems, is working with ISELF’s Visualization Lab to design software that will help 911 officers pinpoint a caller’s exact location within a building. The program will meet a U.S. government goal of having 3-D response capabilities nationwide. GeoComm already has presented a prototype of the program at its national trade show.

Because St. Cloud State is involved in developing the technology, its campus will be the first in the nation to use it through Public Safety.

Semaphore Scientific

Semaphore Scientific is taking steps to develop the latest laser detection and ranging (LADAR) 3-D imaging systems in concert with St. Cloud State faculty and students. The breakthrough technology could be used by the U.S. military to make it possible to refuel drones in mid-air or identify how an inbound aircraft might be armed.

The company was attracted to ISELF because of its clean room, a space needed to allow 3-D nanofabrification.