Gary Spivey, Ph.D.

Director of Engineering projects



Engineering Challenge

George Fox University Servant Engineering provides an avenue through which engineering students and professional partners can work together to develop technical solutions for organizations that are primarily focused on serving others. Two teams are selected from the program to compete at InventOR Collegiate Challenge

2018 Winners

GrowCube is aimed squarely at STEM education and making the growing and harvesting of plants easy for schools of all types and locations. Developed for education with an accompanying curriculum, the cube allows students to test the effects of environmental factors on plant growth. The George Fox team is made up of Chris Lamb, a senior in electrical engineering; Cole Waibel and Jonmichael Weaver, mechanical engineering students; and Trevor Martin, captain of the George Fox soccer team.

SitAct Most of us have lousy posture and the students behind SitAct want to do something about it. The product is a pad that will measure and analyze your posture when you sit on it and sends alerts to your computer when better posture adjustments are needed. The George Fox team is made up of Dwain Lucas Baumgartner, Alex Burt, and Zach Caddock,  junior electrical engineering students; Jake Whipple, a junior studying computer engineering; and Josh Williams a junior in mechanical engineering.

2017 Winners

FoodWare saving the world one spoon at a time, FoodWare designed
an edible spoon that can be manufactured with a simple and easy-to-use ceramic mold in combination with common ingredients found in any household.

Pangilinan, Zach Wilson, Jake Ferrier at George Fox University. The team members were Zander FoodWare was developed during the servant engineering program and Mark Boettcher.

The Fishable team designed a fishing reel for amputees and others who have full use of only one arm in order to help enthusiasts enjoy the sport of fishing without limit.

The team is made up of five students from George Fox University’s mechanical, civil and electrical engineering program, including Blake Peterson, Mikah Takashige, Brandon Farrell, Ryan Collin and Jacob Bodge.