EPICS High School

Events and Important Dates


EPICS Showcase

April 21, 2018
Arizona State University, Tempe Campus

The EPICS High Showcase is a special day for EPICS High teams to display their work, pitch their ideas to industry professionals and ASU faculty and students, and receive feedback on their amazing efforts to change the world.   All students will be celebrated for their accomplishments with additional awards for teams in areas of community impact, innovation, and teams whose work embodies the spirit of EPICS High. This year, we will also be identifying an outstanding middle school team.

As in previous years, there will be an Internet of Things category, sponsored by the Cisco corporate advised fund at Silicon Valley Foundation. Cisco’s goal is to empower a generation of global problem solvers who are developing new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and technologies that can be leveraged for social good. Top teams are given awards and those that win the IoT Challenge can win cash awards of $5,000, $3000, and $2000 per team.



Tentative Agenda

Team Check-in

Parking and Equipment Drop off Map

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Welcome and Housekeeping 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Judging Sessions 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Team Exhibits 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Judge Deliberations 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Awards Ceremony 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Team Registration

Please have one team member register his or her ENTIRE TEAM. To complete each team’s registration, you will need the following information FOR EACH TEAM MEMBER:

  • name
  • email address
  • phone number
  • grade level
  • t-shirt size
  • dietary restrictions

Team registration closes April 7, 2018.

Register your team


Volunteer with us!

Your volunteer support provides an opportunity for teams to share the impact they are making with one another and the community at large. We are in particular need of judges. If you or someone you know is interested in supporting this event, please share the registration link below. Thank you in advance for making this event a success!

Sign up to volunteer




EPICS High Olympiad – September 15, 2017 (high school) & October 3, 2017 (middle school)

The EPICS High Olympiad is an excellent way to kick off the school year with a fun field trip experience for both students and teachers. The objectives of this program are to:

  • Engage in a hands-on activity using the EPICS Design Process
  • Show how EPICS High impacts the community
  • Provide opportunities for collaboration and networking with several different high schools
  • Introduce skills that will help students and teachers tackle some of the challenges ahead.


August 18: Olympiad Registration Opens
High School Olympiad Registration is at capacity and is now closed.
Middle School Olympiad Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-epics-high-olympiad-middle-school-registration-37042342644

September 22: Olympiad Middle School registration closes

Interested in volunteering? Visit http://signup.com/go/dUfPLWD to learn more.

EPICS High Pitch Funding Competition

The EPICS High Pitch Funding Competition is an opportunity for EPICS High teams to submit their projects to a review committee for potential funding. This year, teams will have the opportunity to submit applications during one of three funding cycles.
In order to receive funding, teams must:
1. Submit an EPICS High student registration form for each team member.
2. Have a current 2017-2018 MOU on file between their school/district and ASU EPICS High.
3. Complete all sections of the application: Project Charter, Timeline, Budget, and Pitch Video.
4. Meet ALL deadlines, including last day to submit materials lists for ordering. If teams do not submit final materials lists by the deadline, FUNDING IS CONSIDERED FORFEITED.

For complete list of rules and guidelines, please read the UPDATED 2017-2018 PF Handbook (1). Please be sure to review this handbook before applying.

If you plan to apply during Cycle I, be sure to check out our informational webinar at https://connect.asu.edu/pitchfunding1/ on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11am. If you miss it, don’t worry! All webinars will be recorded and posted in the Resources section of this site.

Application links:

Teacher Trainings

Summer Teacher Trainings

This five-day training is focused on incoming EPICS High teachers. Teachers receive an in-depth training on the EPICS High Curriculum as well as a chance to meet current EPICS teachers.
*2018 dates and registration information coming in Spring 2018.