Gaining the technical skills to know how (and how not) to make things

Larry Sears with two students working on a project

Technical skills. Independent thinking. Creativity. How to not make things. 

It’s the stuff of a “legendary'' course taught by Case Western Reserve University alum and faculty member Larry Sears (pictured here). “Larry Lab,” a class in applied circuit design, is described as one of the most challenging courses in the electrical engineering curriculum, yet the course led to Sears winning the university's highest honor for undergraduate teaching, as nominated by students.

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Sears’ project-based approach challenges students to a new project every week. The goal is to shape students into productive engineers who design efficient, cost-effective and reliable products. In his class, Sears emphasizes that even failures provide learning opportunities, because “it’s probably more important to learn how to not design something as it is to learn how to design something.”

We can’t wait for you to meet Larry. We know you’ll learn a lot from him.