Students Hard at Work in the Circuit Laboratory
The Circuit Laboratory is one of the basic required hands-on laboratories for Electrical and Computer Engineering majors.
The recently updated lab, located in the Wooster Science Building, is used for exercises in the “Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering” and “Circuit Analysis” courses.
From left to right, Professor Ghader Eftekhari observes Ashley Thomas and Cyndhia Silverio perform experiments.
The objective of these exercises is that students learn the operation of laboratory equipment and experimental skills. This is accomplished by conducting teamwork experiments on various kinds of circuits, such as DC (direct current), AC (alternating current), RC (resistor-capacitor) and RLC (resistor-inductor-capacitor) circuits. Students also improve their communication skills by giving an oral presentation on a selected topic and by writing laboratory reports. In addition, they learn circuit simulation skills (using professional programs such as PSpice), as well as how to interpret simulation outcomes.
From left to right, Joseph Rappa, Robert Helf, and Chris Baisch perform experiments in the Circuit Lab.