Educational Activities is developing the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program in IEEE. EPICS, which was conceived and championed by IEEE 2007 President Leah Jamieson, is a program that organizes university and high-school students to work on engineering-related projects for local humanitarian organizations.
The purpose of the EPICS in IEEE program is to further incorporate EPICS into IEEE worldwide, by empowering student branches and IEEE GOLD groups to work with high school students on EPICS community service-related engineering projects, and by institutionalizing the program within IEEE. Through this worldwide expansion, Educational Activities will build a mechanism for sustaining and disseminating the EPICS model to other sections.
The desired outcomes of EPICS in IEEE include:
Working with the EPICS program at Purdue, Educational Activities will create a program that will impact communities around the world with the objective to:
There are 27 current projects occurring with EPICS in IEEE. You can read brief descriptions on the projects and view photos within the EPICS Project Photos presentation. (PDF, 5 KB)