This course covers mechanics, energy, waves, and introductory thermodynamics within the framework of understanding and developing engineering solutions to grand 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. The laboratory component comprises projects designed especially for the engineering-minded student, focusing on design and building, problem solving, and entrepreneurship. An intense homework studio accompanies the class. This course can be used to satisfy BSE freshman year requirements.