The purpose of the Engineering Projects in Community Service experiential learning grant is to promote student experiential opportunities that enhance their professional development or progress the project. EPICS students are encouraged to build their professional development skills, gain skills necessary to advance and implement project, and engage in social entrepreneurship. This funding opportunity will provide more students the ability to participate in experiential learning while meeting the learning objectives of the EPICS program.
EPICS students have the ability to be funded for up to $800 for domestic travel and $1,500 for international travel. Students can also apply for funding for local skills labs and/or professional development seminars for up to $300. Funding is on a first come, first serve basis and priority is given to students that have not received funding prior. Proposals should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the experience for domestic opportunities and at least 6 weeks prior for international experiences.
To be eligible to apply for the EPICS Experiential Learning Grant, a student must:
- Be a current undergraduate Fulton Engineering student enrolled in an EPICS course
- Have a 2.80 GPA or higher
- Be able to demonstrate how the opportunity (travel to conference, professional development conference, etc…) will impact their experience as an EPICS student and how the experience will either benefit or advance their team project
- If the travel is to implement the EPICS Project this must be clearly stated in the proposal along with the agenda for the trip
Funded students will need to submit an online pre-assessment prior to their experience. Upon their return, they will also need to submit the post-assessment within one week after the trip. This is to understand the education impact of the trip on the individual student. Funded students will be sent a questionnaire regarding their trip, in order to create a story about the travel experience for EPICS publications.