EPICS in IEEE champions a unique, service-learning approach to engineering education that focuses on hands-on experience and holistic skill development. Students collaborate with IEEE engineering professionals on community enhancement projects to design, build and deploy sustainable solutions. In the process, they develop highly sought-after skills such as project management, leadership, teamwork, communication, and decision-making. The result is engineers well-equipped for the workforce and a community transformed by the power of technology.

The EPICS in IEEE program is now accepting applications. EPICS in IEEE awards grants to university student groups to work on socially innovative projects that may address local community-service needs such as access and abilities, education and outreach, environment, and human services. Projects must be submitted by an IEEE member and involve a non-profit organization partner. Collaboration with a local high school is also encouraged. Typical awards use IEEE funding for project-related supplies (as opposed to personnel costs) with award amounts in the US$5,000 to US$10,000 range.