Service learning opportunities exist in which community service is integrated into an educational experience. Penn State and the College of Engineering encourage students to pursue such activities to gain knowledge while also benefiting local or global communities.
Courses offered at Penn State, such as EDSGN 452: Projects in Community Service Engineering, allow students to engage with local and international community organizations using classroom activities to solve problems.
Student groups such as Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) offer opportunities for students to become engaged in service activities outside the classroom.
The International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering is a peer-reviewed electronic journal which presents work with a focus on service learning in engineering.