My current course has pieces of a community based learning but I have not had the opportunity to research scientific community based learning literature and then implement techniques in my class. (Appendix 1: Class Syllabus) I wish to formalize and expand the community based learning aspect of my class so the students understand the connection of the community service outreach based activity with the academic concepts and enhance the critical thinking aspects of the course. I would also like to figure out how to publish in this field. General First-Year Engineering Projects is an interdisciplinary hands-on, design, build, and test course for entry-level engineering students. Through this course, students put engineering theory into practice, and are able to take a course that gives them a break from normal "textbook" courses. The goals of this course are for students to create new products and inventions, perform well on an interdisciplinary team, be proud of their accomplishments, and desire to continue studying and pursuing a career in engineering. The focus on projects is to help community members with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities. Students do technical research, design, build, package and deliver durable projects to individual clients. The course draws on partnerships with local K-12 Schools, Nursing Homes, IMAGINE! (not-for-profit) serving people with cognitive and developmental disabilities, like the Boulder Recreational Center (EXPAND program).