Transform Communities and Impact Lives
Your support brings innovative solutions to communities
Throughout the world, communities need innovation to overcome challenges. Your donations fund projects that meet those needs and provide a hands-on education for the next generation of engineers committed to community service.
When you donate to EPICS, your investment has a long-lasting impact on communities and the student volunteers involved in the program. Even when a project ends, the real change is just beginning.
Sustainable change for communities
Imagine funding a project that helps solve an environmental issue in a community. It not only impacts that community now, but improves the quality of life for years to come. Or, imagine if your donation provides STEM-based curriculum to an underserved school district. Those resources can enrich the education of thousands of students. This is the type of exponential impact your contributions can have in the world.
Exceptional training for engineering students
Students gain critical skills that help them launch successful careers. The leadership, teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills they develop on projects prepares them for the workforce like no other program, and positions them for success in the engineering discipline. Your investment helps shape the engineers of tomorrow.
Rafi Koutoby Member Grade: Member As an active IEEE member throughout his student years at California State University-Long Beach (US), Rafi Koutoby -- now a Distribution Engineer at utility company Southern California Edison in Pomona, CA, US -- confirmed that his...
Lawrence D’Addario Goldsmith Legacy League Member Since joining IEEE as a student in 1988, Lawrence D’Addario continues to find great reasons to support IEEE. “I maintain my membership because besides educational, networking and development activities, belonging to a...
Jason Fritz MEMBER GRADE: Senior Member I joined IEEE as a freshman at the University of Dayton, FL, USA in order to learn more about the engineering field and, since then, IEEE has provided opportunities to learn and network through various IEEE publications and...
Here are some more ways donor-supported projects have made a difference throughout the world.
Empowering the Hearing Impaired
Students from National Engineering College in India developed an app that translates Indian sign language phrases into spoken Tamil and English, and vice versa, to enable communication between hearing and hearing impaired people in Southern India.
Impact: 125 people
Planting Seeds to Meet Community Needs
Students from Ohio State University used a Farmbot to help maintain a garden that grows foods for an economically depressed area during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also helped a virtual townhall to educate children about how the farmbot works
Impact: Over 2,000 people
Cutting-Edge Prosthetic for Disabled Dogs
Impact: 5 students, 1 dog
Sustainable Water for Orphans
Students from University of Cape Town designed and installed a solar hot water geyser to create warm water and electricity for a children’s home in South Africa.
Impact: 600 children
EPICS IN IEEE
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Dealing with the real problems of deploying an engineering project is for sure something you do not learn in the classroom…. all the students participating in the project are facing new real situations, which are better preparing us to the job market.
I have been able to learn how to link-up and interact with communities successfully and how to get communities to appreciate, adopt, and utilize innovative communities for their benefit. I have also been able to widen my skills base in technology, management, and human relations.
Small grants like EPICS in IEEE are an incredible resource for students and small teams. The EPICS grant helped us get off the ground, and later lent an air of legitimacy to future grant applications and publications.
Platinum: Supports five community enhancement projects
Gold: Supports a university initiative for four years
Silver: Supports a K-12 initiative city program for two years
Bronze: Supports a community enhancement project
Engineering Spotlight Donations
Series: Supports two to three community enhancement projects and K-12 initiative in four cities
K-12: Supports K-12 initiative in four cities
Episodes: Supports a community enhancement project
The EPICS committee approves all expenditures of the program. All donations are managed by the IEEE Foundation.
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