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NC State EPICS in IEEE Teams Give Project Updates to the IEEE Eastern Carolina Section
North Carolina State University (NC State) has three community-focused projects funded through EPICS in IEEE. EPICS in IEEE is thrilled to be partnering with the ECE Senior Design team to support these projects. Recently EPICS and IEEE and the local IEEE Eastern...
The Power of Engineering Education and Implementing Sustainable Technologies
There is nothing more powerful than engineering students, professors, and volunteers working as a team to create a positive impact in a community through service learning. By working hand in hand with a community partner, teams can create stronger, more practical...
EPICS in IEEE Team Completes and Deploys Assistive Device to Blind Students in Bangalore India
"OurVision- empowering the visually impaired through assistive technology. A device that lets you hear what you can’t see." Dr. Megha. P. Arakeri, Project Lead Using computer vision techniques, Prof. Megha Arakeri and students of the IEEE CIS students branch (Region...
EPICS in IEEE Project Illuminates a Community and Futures for Engineering Students
The Lights for Uplifting Mankind Environment and Nature (LUMEN) EPICS in IEEE-funded project, developed a solar off-grid system powering street lamps in rural areas of Kerala, India, addressing the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) for affordable and clean energy....
23 New Service Learning Projects launched through the EPICS in IEEE Access and Abilities Competition
The EPICS in IEEE Committee is proud to announce the projects selected as part of the Access and Abilities Competition. The committee approved 23 projects from around the globe that we believe will help make the world more accessible for all. Our committee would like...
New Training Available: How to Create an EPICS in IEEE Project Budget
EPICS in IEEE is releasing a training video on how to create a budget for an EPICS in IEEE project proposal. The EPICS in IEEE committee is thrilled to launch this new training video as part of IEEE Education Week! The presentation will guide you through the steps...
Bringing Electricity and Collaboration to the Itara Health Center
In communities worldwide, many people cannot afford a visit to a hospital. And the global pandemic has continued to push the limits of local health centers—which underprivileged patients rely on for medical emergencies and routine health care. In Uganda, most rural...
Harnessing Clean Energy For Community Benefit and Sustainable Development
Today's world faces immense challenges—from widespread greenhouse gas emissions, environmental degradation, and rampant climate change to technological knowledge and workforce shortages. Technology and engineering innovations can influence these impacts if we engage...
Multi-Disciplinary EPICS in IEEE Team Tackling Sunny Day Flooding Phenomenon
Tidal flooding is a steadily increasing problem that affects thousands of people. The extent of flooding is often unknown, leaving community members with little direction on what to expect, potentially creating dangerous situations. The Spatial Extent of Sunny Day...
A Year in Review: EPICS in IEEE
The EPICS in IEEE program had a stellar year in 2022. As educational institutions were better able to navigate through another year of the global pandemic—students returned to team-based learning and engaging with their local communities to enhance their engineering...
EPICS in IEEE Introduces the Fischer Mertel Community of Projects
EPICS in IEEE is proud to announce the launch of The Fischer Mertel Community of Projects. This grant supports students in solving challenges that will benefit their community in a tangible way through EPICS in IEEE. This grant honors two IEEE Electromagnetic...
Celebrating Mentoring Month with EPICS in IEEE Mentors
To celebrate Mentoring Month this January, EPICS in IEEE would like to thank the mentors supporting our student teams! 2022 was the pilot year for the EPICS in IEEE mentoring program and the program received significant interest from IEEE members. The committee...
A Simplistic, Sustainable Solution to Reduce Chicagoland Ecological Footprints
Four student members of the IEEE student branch of Oakton Community College came together to address climate change in Chicago, whilst increasing sustainable and healthy practices in the community. After much collaboration, they decided to accomplish this through an...
Perseverance Creates Success for Project Koyash
A team of students from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University is bringing safe, clean air to communities on the other side of the globe. Climate change has wiped out major food sources for nomadic communities in Mongolia—forcing them to...
The Garden with Hopes to Promote Transformation with an Entire Community
The Ohio State University students and faculty teamed up with representatives and leaders of the Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden to create an Urban Garden for sustainability education and agriculture located in Britney Hills, a low-income neighborhood in...
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