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EPICS in IEEE:  Top Tips for Achieving Project Success

EPICS in IEEE: Top Tips for Achieving Project Success

During an informative webinar on 16 April 2024, past EPICS in IEEE project leaders from around the world shared best practices for running successful service-learning projects In the 15 years since its launch in 2009, the renowned “EPICS in IEEE” program has...

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A Grain of Truth

A Grain of Truth

Through their EPICS in IEEE-funded effort to develop an automated grain dryer, a team of university students is helping to improve the quality of life for impoverished communities within central Ecuador Located within the province of Cotopaxi in central Ecuador, the...

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Boston Students Making Hearing Testing Accessible in Guatemala

Boston Students Making Hearing Testing Accessible in Guatemala

Hearing loss is a prevalent issue, one that can impact very young children in the early stages of development who are unable to communicate the issue. Without adequate hearing testing,  children can potentially experience developmental delays in areas such as speech,...

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EPICS in IEEE Annual Report: Wrapping up our Best Year Yet!

EPICS in IEEE Annual Report: Wrapping up our Best Year Yet!

  Building on the positive momentum of 2022, the EPICS in IEEE program approved an impressive 39 projects in 2023, all of which support EPICS in IEEE’s four foundational pillars (Access & Abilities, Education & Outreach, Environment, and Human Services),...

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Driving the Mission

Driving the Mission

In commemoration of EPICS in IEEE’s 15th Anniversary Celebration, Panama-based professor of engineering Victoria Serrano, Ph.D. shares her unique experience as both a Project Lead and EPICS in IEEE Committee Member For students or teachers, leading a team project...

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No Time to Waste

No Time to Waste

With support from EPICS in IEEE, the “Establishment of an Effective Recycling Center at Ankole Institute” initiative is helping communities in Uganda to reduce plastic waste while boosting their economy Studies estimate that the world generates over 350 million tons...

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EPICS offers

  • Potential funding for projects
  • Mentorship for projects
  • Greater visibility and recognition for projects

Potential funding sources:

  • Corporations in your city
  • Local chambers of commerce
  • Technology councils
  • Religious organizations and charities
  • Local government or civic organizations
  • Foundation grants
  • Crowdfunding (e.g. GoFundMe)