EPICS — Engineering Projects In Community Service

EPICS - Engineering Projects In Community Service

EPICS = Engineering Projects in Community Service

EPICS is a national program developed at Purdue University that helps high school students who are studying engineering (and Making) to get out in their communities to find and solve real life problems that will help real people. Students get to put their Making skills to use to better their communities while learning team and leadership skills.

Although EPICS has traditionally worked within the schools, we are excited to connect with the Maker community because many Maker Communities work with kids so the EPICS program makes a perfect resource for those Maker Communities that want to help kids see how they can make a difference in their communities using their Maker skills.

This exhibit will include a fun hands-on experience. Participants will get to play video games using DIY Assistive Technology solutions developed by high school students for elementary students with disabilities.

An example of an EPICS inspired project I led is here.

Snowden Guitars

Snowden Guitars

Utilizing discarded cigar boxes, premium exotic hard woods and high quality accessories, Mike Snowden meticulously handcrafts his personal brand of unique electric cigar box guitars from his Marietta, GA workshop.