EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) was founded at Purdue University in 1995. The creators of this program saw a way to combine student work with the needs of local community service organizations that could benefit all involved. Student teams are comprised of multiyear, multidisciplinary students that solve engineering and technology-based problems for these partnering organizations to create solutions that can be used by the organization.

EPICS' Goals

Benefits for Students

Benefits to Community Project Partners

Member Institutions

Since its founding, EPICS has grown to become a national consortium of the following fifteen universities:

Many of our EPICS projects at WPI are associated with these existing courses: s1020" title="ES 1020">ES 1020 Introduction to Engineering Problems, e2300" title="ME 2300">ME 2300 Introduction to Engineering Design and e3506">ME 3506 Rehabilitation Engineering. In addition, there are opportunities to pursue major group projects relating technology and society (Interactive Qualifying Project) and senior design projects (Major Qualifying Project).

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