EPICS Teams

EPICS Teams work with not-for-profit organizations and municipalities to create sustainable and innovative solutions to engineering related problems. EPICS teams are comprised of all majors, grade levels and skill levels, allowing for peer learning and mentorship.  Teams are guided by faculty and industry mentors to assist in the design process and implementation. Learn more about our students’ projects and their efforts to gain real world work experience:

 

Sustainability Projects

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Aquaponos We aim to provide sustainable access to nutritious food through means of an aquaponics system. This aquaponics system should also serve as an educational piece so that it can provide education to others on food related issues. The system will also provide food to a community.
Campus Rainworks Our project is focused on the efficient and effective management of storm runoff on campus. The goal is to protect the environment from the large influx of water and prevent runoff chemicals, debris, and erosion.
Portable GHG Monitor This project involves the design of a novel, small detector to enhanced the measurement of ambient carbon dioxide levels. The abundant data that would be gathered using such a detector would enable improvements to local and regional scale modeling efforts that are needed to develop sustainable solutions to carbon management.
Composting EcoToilet
GreenAir Renewable Air Compressor This project aims to design and build a sustainable air compressor to be used for industrial processes. The air compressor will have zero environmental impact and will minimize energy and water waste.
REAP Greenhouse Sustainable design of a greenhouse
Solar Fruit Dryer  The plan is to design a household level multi-purpose Solar Dryer for drying vegetables, wild-vegetable leaves, fruits and cassava using indirect passive heating technology; thus preserving mineral and vitamin compositions, and increasing rural food security.
Solar Water Solutions This project is a seed initiative that seeks to provide alternative methods of non-commercial farming of basic vegetables and fruits to women and other vulnerable groups in rural Zimbabwe.
Guatemala Garden
Solar Enzyme Cooling  A request has been made by Dr. Ona, a Mandela Washington Fellow who studied at ASU for 6 weeks, for students to work with him and his students to learn about the challenges they face doing research at their institution and to develop a solution that would allow them to store these enzymes or run water baths without having to rely on the local electric power supply.
UAV Project  This group is developing a UAV system to selectively apply pesticides to cropland (as opposed to blanket spraying) in southern Vietnam (Mekong delta)
EPA Poly Campus Rainworks  EPA is inviting student teams to design an innovative green infrastructure project for their campus showing how managing storm water at its source can benefit the campus community and the environment.

 

 

Health & Accessibility Projects

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A.S.S.I.S.T. Develop a new shower chair that can transfer a patient back to their wheelchair.
Backyardigans  Design a Safe, Effective swing structure capable of being utilized by TCH members
Blind Vision The project is to create a device to help the visual impaired residents at the STARS facility to navigate around their campus safely and independently.
Competitive Edge Prosthetics Attempting to build a device that will attach onto an existing prosthetic allowing an individual to play lacrosse.
Engineering Smiles  Designing and constructing a mobile surgical dental unit in a renovated charter bus
Ivo de Carneri Clinic Restoration Partnering with the Ivo de Carneri Foundation and their mission carried out in Pemba Island (Tanzania) to work on improving the residents access to health care in their primary health care units. A needs assessment will be conducted and new technologies and processes will be developed to improve sanitation, access, etc.
Swimming Heart Rate Monitor  Working to develop a heart rate monitor that works for swimmers

 

 

Development Projects

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Biomimicry Designing and printing molds to make silicon-gel based sleeves and parts to produce “air muscles” that will help us conduct bio-mimicry.
Cassava Peeler How can we design an affordable manually powered cassava peeling device to increase Kenya’s rural food security and household resilience?
Clark Park Bark Park Working with the neighborhood to come up with creative design solutions for a dog park area in a flood irrigated park. This project has very limited grant funding that will have to be taken into consideration and is now planned to be compleated in two phases.
Humble Houses Scope and cost out a design of a small house community for an actual site in Tempe, leveraging knowledge and principles of sustainable design and living to create a collaborative and low impact community for residents.
Kenya Mango  We propose a design of a solar powered mango processing kit that farmers can use to process, slice, and dry their mangoes to ensure access to fruits for children during dry seasons. Such a device would have myriad benefits and would greatly transform rural livelihoods and sustainability.
City of Show Low  The Show Low City Council has asked City Staff to develop a plan and make a recommendation on how to best use the land behind the Deuce of Clubs (I60).
Tempe Neighborhood  Working with a neighborhood in Tempe to do a sustainability assessment and look to add improvements to the neighborhood
Witness App Witness app would enable all community members to report and respond to requests for witnesses of civilian – police encounters.
Poly House of Refuge Project

 

 

Education Projects

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ACES- Behavioral Analysis The goal of this project is to observe, record, analyze and utilize information about the specific inappropriate behaviors of students so their teachers can build positive behavioral intervention plans to promote student success.
PAL Experiences The PAL Experiences project would include creating a customized tool kit that would make a facility more accessible to individuals with intellectual disabilities. The tools created would include a short video and an interactive app.
Low-Cost Microscope We are working with a vendor to make available a low-cost microscope to K-12 schools through an NSF sponsored project called Water SCIENCE. The model is designed to be used with a smart phone or hand held device such as iPad.
Treasures for Teachers System Design Partnering with Treasure for Teachers to identify a process to sort, scan and ship (if valuable) or stock their books that they have donated (It’s an impressive amount of books!)
Treasures for Teachers Warehouse Design
We would like the students to design our warehouse to store as much stock as possible with pallet racking and shelving. In addition, we would like an inventory replenishment system created.
Corobotics In an effort to help those who are disabled as well as those who care for them, students are designing an adjustable shower chair for those who need assistance that can be used in wet applications.

 

 

Arizona Science Center Projects

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DD Inc
Average Joes
Aegis
WBS