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EPICS in the News

February 21, 2019

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.
January 23, 2019

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.
October 13, 2017

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.
October 4, 2017

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.
October 3, 2017

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!
October 3, 2017

New School Year, New Disney II

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.
June 1, 2016

Engineering Projects in Community Service (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.
April 1, 2016

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.
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