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EPICS University Staff

Dr. William Oakes | Maeve Drummond


Dr. William Oakes, Co-Director of EPICS

   Bill Oakes is the Co-Director of the EPICS Program and one of the founding faculty members of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. He is a leader in service-learning at the university and K-12 level, conducting more than 70 workshops, publishing articles and contributing to nine books including co-authoring the first text for engineering service-learning. He was the first engineer to receive the U.S. Campus Compact’s Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning. He was a co-recipient of the National Academy of Engineering’s Bernard Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Educating, recipient of the National Society of Professional Engineers’ Educational Excellence Award and recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education’s Chester Carlson Award for Excellence. He is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Society of Professional Engineers.


Maeve Drummond University Coordinator for EPICS


Margaret Maeve Drummond, EPICS University Coordinator, has 20 years of experience as a lead administrator for academic programs in the College of Engineering at Purdue University. She manages activities and expansion for the EPICS University Consortium, a network of 35 academic institutions worldwide. As a member of the EPICS leadership team she has responsibility for establishing strategic collaborations and leading fundraising initiatives for the organization.