Join our student organization

Current WSU Students and community members are welcome to participate in our registered student organization. All majors welcome! Student organization members lead teams to build cars each semester, plan delivery events, conduct community outreach, and coordinate local fundraising events.

Sign up on our ShockerSync site to become a member.

Service learning credit

Engineering majors who participate in WSU GoBabyGo will fulfill the Engineer of 2020 service learning credit for graduation. The official requirement to earn service learning credit, outside of the ENGR 202 course, is to “complete a total of 40 hours of volunteer service on a project that uses engineering or computer science skillsets and serves a community need.”

The GBG project includes a minimum 40 hours each semester:

  • 2 hours of meeting with the child and their family and their professional physical therapist (one meeting at the beginning and one at the end)
  • 5 hours of design research for car and materials
  • 3 hours managing a budget, cost analysis, and project management
  • 20 hours of direct build time on the car
  • 9 hours writing a detailed assembly manual
  • 1 hour writing two reflection papers (see paragraph below)
  • Hours my vary by specific project and complexity of modifications

Reflection writing is an important part of any design process and allows students to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility (Bringle & Hatcher, 1995; Totten & Pederson, 1997). A template will be provided for two (2) reflection papers: one written at the beginning of the project and one afterwards.

To earn this service learning credit, complete the following:

  • Email Samantha Corcoran at the beginning of the semester for approval
  • Active participation in 40-hours of work in the program (roll taken)
  • Write two (2) reflection papers on your experience
  • Submit papers by the last day of classes for grading and final approval