This course is structured much like a traditional college level engineering course. Three periods per week are reserved for lecture and discussion, one period per week for student presentations and six periods per week for lab activities. Lab activities consist of individual and group projects designed to reinforce class theory components. These competitions permit the students to participate in actual engineering projects involving design, construction, and testing of a prototype device. Following testing, student teams present a formal audio-visual presentation to an audience of judges and peers from Lafayette College.