Called to Serve
In the George Fox engineering department, we take seriously Christ’s call to use our God-given gifts and abilities to serve others. The Servant Engineering program was established in spring 2010 as a core curricular requirement.
This unique program brings engineering students and professionals together as a team to research, design, and deliver engineering solutions to address humanitarian needs. All third-year students work on interdisciplinary teams, creating solutions to significant technical challenges. Read more
The types of projects the students have been doing include:
- A postural assist device for blind students at the Oregon School for the Blind
- Clean cook-stove technologies for meeting the basic needs of refugees, impoverished people and communities in the developing world InStove.org
- Augmentative communication and physical therapy devices for patients and staff at the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children in Portland
- Design of a bridge at a ranch for fatherless youth in Yamhill, Ore.
- An auto-resistive enhancement to an exercise bicycle for use in focused physical therapy
- Ruggedized wheelchair designs for individuals suffering with cerebral palsy in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya
George Fox Journal Fall 2011 - Read more about recent projects.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. – I Peter 4:10
Clients - We are actively seeking projects from interested organizations.
Contributors - Learn more about giving to support the Servant Engineering program.
Contact: Prof. Gary Spivey
COMMITTED TO SERVICE
George Fox University is a partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private initiative led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean cooking solutions.
EPICS - A consortium of universities committed to and practicing variations of the Engineering Projects in Community Service started at Purdue University.
Serve Day - A yearly tradition at George Fox.