The Mechanical Engineering Department laboratories provide an environment where students reinforce their understanding of the fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering and apply that knowledge in experimental analysis and problem-solving. Facilities range from instructional laboratories for introductory manufacturing concepts, to dynamic systems equipment for senior projects, to general purpose labs for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate research. A few of the facilities are shown below. All are used in the undergraduate instructional program. Many are also used for research and student projects.