The Engineering Projects in Community Service program, known as EPICS, is a national award-winning social entrepreneurship program. Teams design, build and deploy systems to solve engineering-based problems for charities, schools and other not-for-profit organizations. Our students aren’t waiting to graduate to make a differencethey are tackling real-world problems today.

There are several ways to get involved with EPICS learn more about EPICS Gold Courses, and EPICS High School.



Engineering Smiles Starts Funding Campaign

Engineering Smiles is an EPICS project focused on creating a mobile dental facility for IMAHelps to use in Nicaragua. IMAHelps organizes medical humanitarian missions and provides medical, health and hygiene education, life-changing surgeries and a broad range of... read more

FitStart Kids Making Entrepreneurial Moves

EPICS Team, FitStart Kids, is making entrepreneurial progress in using the Fitbit activity trackers to fight childhood obesity!  The team utilizes the Fitbit activity trackers to equate steps to incentives and rewards that can be used to buy upgrades, bonuses or new... read more

Stair Gardens Named a Winner at CGI U

Representatives of EPICS Stair Gardens Project, Mohammed Munir and Ngoni Mugwisi traveled to Miami from March 6-8, 2015 for the Clinton Global Initiative. Mugwisi competed in the Social Venture Challenge on behalf of his EPICS team and became one of fifteen winners... read more

More to Explore Engineering Workshop

Dr. Shrake and Dr. Sebold spoke to prospective engineering students at the 2015 More to Explore event. With over 1500 attendees, More to Explore took place on Monday, February 16 and prospective students had the option to stay the night on Sunday, February 15 with an... read more

Fit Start Kids is a semi-finalist

The EPICS Team, Fit Start Kids, has just been announced as a semi-finalist in the Social Venture Partners (SVP) 2015 Fast Pitch Challenge! Fit Start Kids is developing a program where volunteers act as mentors to elementary and middle school children in order to... read more