Undergraduate Education Program

George Fox University

Robert Harder
Newberg, OR
$150,000
June 2017

George Fox University’s College of Engineering is centered on humanitarian design.  Its undergraduate students are passionate about building state-of-the-art devices that address important societal needs in safety, health, and poverty.  To meet the needs of a rapidly growing enrollment, engineering faculty have built a collaborative design-build environment called the Engineering Innovation Center.  In this new space, they plan to grow student expertise in electromechanical systems, affording them the opportunity to create prototypes using versatile, high-strength materials with embedded circuits.  These devices are known as molded interconnect devices.  Molded interconnect devices integrate conductive pathways directly onto a 3D substrate without the need for a large 2D printed circuit board.  Traditional methods of creating molded interconnect devices require expensive injection molding equipment that is not suitable for rapid prototyping or small-scale production.  With the machines requested, students will have the opportunity to build devices that can have significant humanitarian impacts in the digital world.

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