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. The sophomores join upperdivision students 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
- 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.