This course will familiarize the student with some of the basic principles and techniques of mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, aerospace, and improvisational engineering. Emphasis on general problem-solving skills, brainstorming, and creativity in rapidly designing and testing prototypes; in addition, students are encouraged to find connections between disparate engineering disciplines. This will be a project-based course; the majority of class time will be spent experimenting and building. Prior engineering experience not required, but the student should be comfortable with basic hand tools. Extended lab hours on Thursday afternoons.