EPICS team fabricates and donates historical marker to honor local Civil War veteran

Thanks to a group of Purdue Engineering students, Lafayette’s Greenbush Cemetery has a new historical marker that pays tribute to Colonel William Carroll, commander of the 10th Indiana Infantry and highest-ranked Tippecanoe County officer killed in battle during the Civil War.

Making friends by making a difference

Boilermakers do a lot of things well, but they’re known for using what they’re good at to do good in the world. That’s why, when it’s time to start making friends, a popular choice among students is to connect with a cause.

Purdue University helps repurpose plexiglass used during COVID-19 global pandemic

As part of the steps Purdue took to help keep the campus community safe during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the university acquired a large amount of plexiglass to use as protective shields in classrooms, labs and other shared spaces. Purdue has since repurposed all the plexiglass. The EPICS program, with help from Auxiliary Services, played a key role in the initiative to repurpose plexiglass.

For this engineering student, service-learning means walking alongside the communities she has engaged with

Chelsea describes how she didn’t know she wanted to come to Purdue until she met Purdue Engineering’s largest service-learning community, EPICS.

SCALE: a low-stress option for a high-achiever

Boilermaker Hana Wong talks about her experiences managing to participate in SCALE, internships, clubs, and EPICS.

Learning by doing

Boilermakers discuss hands-on learning opportunities at Purdue.

Purdue helps bring pilot EPICS program to Morgan State University

Purdue and Morgan State University collaborate to introduce the service-learning program at the university in Baltimore.

Boiler 'Maker' team begins producing medical supplies

The Purdue University community has such a reputation for being makers that the word is literally a part of the team name, the Boilermakers. Now a group at the university has organized to produce much-needed medical supplies for Indiana hospitals.

Hoosier health care workers to receive PPE and medical supplies manufactured at Purdue

A volunteer team of faculty and staff members at Purdue University has spent the past two weeks manufacturing, assembling and delivering medical supplies to hospitals, emergency management organizations, nursing homes, and hospice care organizations.

Krannert and the College of Engineering Partner to Offer Joint Degree

Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management is working together with the College of Engineering to create a new BS degree program, Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE).

Dog Ball Launcher by Max B

The idea of a ball launcher came about to address the problem of elderly people needing to exercise their dogs daily. This ball launcher will be able to move easily and will be both compact and lightweight.

QR Codes for the School Mapping System

Hereford High School, located in Baltimore County, is a very large school with many halls and places to get lost as a freshman or new student. In order to help with the ongoing chaos of the halls, I created an online mapping system for the school.

Princeton EPICS Project Leads to Renewable Energy Startup

EPICS team creates a portable, renewable power source packed neatly into a shipping container — a cleaner alternative to the diesel generators that often power disaster-response centers.

ICC Engineering Hosts EPIC day of Community-Centered Project Learning

Two-hundred area high school students from 11 schools across Northern Minnesota converged on Itasca Community College (ICC) on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in an effort to “bring an enhanced pre-engineering curriculum to their classrooms focused on the EPICS design process” according to ICC engineering program co-coordinator Derek Fox.

News from Amundsen

This year, Amundsen has doubled their Engineering course offering, and 46 students are currently enrolled in the two classes. Additionally, the Dyson Engineering Girls Club, which started last year with a group of girls meeting in a classroom during their lunch, has become a full-fledged after-school club with several new members.

ASU EPICS hacks the competition in Moscow hackathon

Though this story contains the words “Russia” and “hack," an Arizona State University student team's recent trip to Moscow had nothing to do with elections or cybersecurity. Rather, it was the students doing the hacking — bringing home first-place finishes in an international hackathon.

Rebuilding with Bitspace

Disney II’s team – which has grown since the end of the previous school year – has launched the EPICS K12 curriculum with students. The students got creative with their reimagining the purpose of assorted household items in one activity – and had a lot of fun filming pitches for these new products.

EPICS K12 in Full Swing at Hancock

So far in EPICS, the students have gotten their feet wet by designing and building cardboard prototypes of the eight EPICS scenarios. They took to it very well. With very little instruction on how to build prototypes, they produced quite good final products. Lesson learned: always have more hot glue sticks on hand, they go fast!

Purdue EPICS Program Recognized

In recognition of its extraordinary community outreach initiatives, the Purdue EPICS program has been selected a regional winner of the 2017 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award.

First Ever EPICS Program at South Dakota School of Mines

Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to pave the way for community service engineering projects on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

EPICS High Showcase: Projects with purpose are motivating young students

"Engineers from day one" is the identity new undergraduates are encouraged to adopt in Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The idea is to motivate students not to wait until they finish their schooling to actually do some real engineering.

Office of Engagement honors 3 faculty members, team from Agriculture

Purdue University's Office of Engagement has named the winners of four faculty and staff engagement awards for 2015.

Purdue professor recognized for work in helping children diagnosed with severe, nonverbal autism

Autism Society awards Oliver Wendt for his work in the Purdue Research Lab on Augmentative and Alternative Communication for innovative technology serving children diagnosed with severe autism.

Wabash Center honored with Purdue's community partner award

The Wabash Center has received Purdue's Dr. JoAnn L. Miller Exemplary Community Partner Award for 2015.

Learning communities' instructors, resident assistants receive awards

Faculty, staff and resident assistants who are involved in the Learning Communities program were honored at a Jan. 27 luncheon for their outstanding work during the Fall 2015 semester.

Four honored for efforts promoting inclusion and accessibility for those with disabilities

Four pioneers of inclusion and accessibility of those with disabilities were honored at a reception Tuesday (March 1) as winners of the 2016 Focus Awards.

Murphy Award: Eric Nauman

Five teachers have received Purdue's 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy.

Purdue EPICS projects help blind, visually impaired students

Blind and visually impaired students are partnering with Purdue University students working on projects through the EPICS program to improve education technology for others.

Office of Engagement honors faculty and staff with annual awards

Purdue University's Office of Engagement has named winners of four faculty and staff engagement awards for 2016.

EPICS Technology SPEAKall! Assists Children with Autism

An iPad app created by an assistant professor of speech, language and hearing sciences and a team of Purdue students has made the lives of non-verbal children affected by autism much easier.

Purdue sees increase in women engineers

A higher number of female engineering students are taking advantage of Purdue University's EPICS Learning Community program this fall.

EPICS Staff and Student Recognized for Accessibility Contributions

Four pioneers of inclusion and accessibility of those with disabilities were honored at a reception Tuesday (March 1) as winners of the 2016 Focus Awards. This year's theme was "Inclusion is Within Everyone's Ability."

EPICS in IEEE Fosters STEM Learning Through Practical Application of Engineering Principles

IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced recent milestone projects of EPICS in IEEE. EPICS in IEEE enables university and high school students to design and implement meaningful service learning engineering projects, and to improve the lives of citizens in their own communities through funding and local partners.

EPICS article in the NSTA April 2016 Report

The EPICS program has been featured in an article in the April issue of the NSTA Report examining programs throughout the country that are impacting schools throughout the nation. This article interviews two of our EPICS schools, Foxcroft in Virginia and Desert Vista High School in Arizona and the projects they are conducting that are using Engineering Design combined with Service-Learning to engage their students and impact their communities.

Nazareth Academy promotes EPICS Invents February 20, 2016

Nazareth's Science Department invites 7th grade students to participate in a NEW science competition aimed at developing skills in engineering, creativity, problem-solving, and marketing.

Dedication Planned for Student Led VOSS Interactive Solar System Project in Discovery Park

A dedication ceremony is planned April 18 for Visiting Our Solar System, a $1.5 million student-led interactive exhibit that puts the size of space in perspective and celebrates the contributions of alumna and NASA astronaut Janice Voss.

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