This course covers mechanics, energy, waves, and introductory thermodynamics within the framework of understanding and developing engineering solutions to grand global challenges; i.e. the focus is on the role an engineer plays in responding to grand challenges and the physics foundations that are at their disposal. A full-length laboratory comprises projects designed especially for the engineering-minded student, focusing on design and building, problem solving, and entrepreneurship. This course can be used to satisfy BSE freshman year requirements.