All topics covered in class are also explored during the hands-on lab portion of each class. The wide range of equipment utilized in the lab gives students an opportunity to gain experience with the equipment they can expect to find in the work place. Lab equipment includes digital oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, function generators, variable power supplies, breadboards and data acquisition hardware and software. The Advanced Electronics lab utilizes state-of-the-art test equipment for hands-on and computer-based circuit analysis during the design process.
A variety conferences and events provide opportunities for students to gain further experience in the field. There are also volunteer opportunities throughout the semester including working with the Boy Scouts and sumo-bot and robotics competitions. Students are also encouraged to join student clubs including the Biomedical Engineering Society,Society of Women Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Electronics Club and N9GTC Amateur Radio club. Participation provides students with hands-on learning, networking and professional development opportunities.