The Engineering Foundations Laboratory is a large, 35,000 sq. ft., experiential learning environment dedicated for use by engineering students during common courses in their 2nd and 3rd semesters. Fundamental concepts of physics and engineering are taught in parallel in a one of a kind learning environment at the foundation of the engineering curriculum. Essential to this is specially designed lab experiment hardware which teaches physics principles using engineering tools and concepts.
The laboratory space is divided into five laboratory sections each with twelve laboratory exercise tables serving groups of four students. 240 students will use the laboratory at a time in sections of 48 students. The Engineering Foundations Lab can serve over 3,600 students per week and is the largest student serving experiential lab in the College of Engineering. Every engineering student takes two courses in the Engineering Foundations Laboratory during their introductory engineering program. This implementation ranks the Engineering Foundations Labs as the greatest common impact of all laboratory experiences within the College of Engineering.