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EPICS Priority Project Program

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Intent

The intent of the priority project program is to select a small set of projects (pilot to start with 5 or fewer) from the 100+ ongoing EPICS projects and to provide those project teams with additional expertise and resources to ensure that a timely and quality deliverable is produced.

Availability

The Priority Project Program is open to all EPICS teams.

Selection Criteria

Projects will be evaluated on the following:

  • Justification of need for additional resources and/or consulting
  • Demonstration of functional prototype
  • Quality and thoroughness of the products of detailed design (circuit diagrams, engineering drawings, etc)
  • Feasibility

Process

Announcement: Program is advertised at Advisor and TA training and then in week 1 and 2 student email announcements

Application: Applications will be conducted via Qualtrics survey and will be due at the end of week 2

Selection: Consulting team will meet at the start of week 3 and select projects.

Kick-Off: A meeting with all teams will be held at the end of week 3.

Ongoing Support: The consulting team will establish a meeting schedule for each project team.

Resources

  • Regular access to consulting team that will assist with planning, purchasing, fabrication, outsourcing, etc.
  • Access to additional pool of funds to be used for fabrication and/or outsourcing