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
- Assessment and design of improved efficiencies for cookstoves InStove.org
- A postural assist device for blind students at the Oregon School for the Blind
- A new rickshaw design to enable micro-enterprise in Bangladesh
- Development of facilities control systems for Friendsview Manor, a local continuing-care retirement community
- Assisting in science and engineering outreach to local elementary and high school students with the NASA Oregon Space Grant balloon launch program View photos
- Design and construction of a bridge at a ranch for fatherless youth in Oregon
- Development of technical enhancements for Medical Teams International’s REAL.LIFE. exhibit
- Design of augmentative communication and physical therapy devices for patients and staff at Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children in Portland
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