Become a Sponsor

EPICS depends on the support of corporations, foundations, institutions, and friends of EPICS to carry out its mission. Your involvement can be in the form of financial support (refer to information below), as well as leadership support, both at the local and national program level.

Ways for Industry and Foundations to Engage

Giving to the Purdue EPICS Program:

A $5,000 donation supports operation and development of existing EPICS teams:

  • Team expenses:  EPICS prototypes are deployed with not-for-profit corporations located off-campus or with university organizations. Gift funds may be used to acquire the hardware, software, or other materials needed for the construction and delivery of the team's prototypes.
  • Student travel:  Financial support ensures students can travel to areas related to their teams' projects. Funds may be used to cover the cost of student travel between EPICS sites or field visits necessary for the success of a project.
  • Student presentation opportunities:  Representatives of EPICS are often asked to make special presentations regarding the program at key events and activities. Students are often the best spokespersons for such events as the students' perspectives on the success of the program are highly compelling. The trips may have costs associated to preparing the professional level presentations expected, such as display boards, posters, and general handout materials. Gifts can help covering those types of expenses, so that more students may experience these opportunities.
  • Laboratory supplies and materials:  EPICS is responsible for providing laboratory space and the basic infrastructure required for students to design, develop, and test their prototypes. Gifts can assist supplying the materials students need to perform their essential team functions.
  • Awards and recognition: Recognition is an important part of the educational experience for deserving students. EPICS would like to recognize individual and team achievements; for example, by hosting celebration events or supplying a simple token of gratitude to acknowledge the deployment of resources to a community partner when a project is completed. Gifts may help making such recognition possible.

$5,000 contributors are listed on the EPICS website and recognized in a wall monitor near the well-frequented Armstrong Atrium displaying their corporation or foundation brand logo.  For more information about financially supporting EPICS, please contact