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A relatively simple technology solution, such as a mobile app, can represent the difference between health and illness, independence and dependence, support and isolation, or economic security and profound poverty.

EPICS in IEEE provides these solutions by deploying teams of students, faculty and technology professionals to partner with local nongovernmental organizations and community members-facilitating learning and innovation at all levels and in all directions while addressing significant human needs.

We offer college and high school students with real-world skills in problem-solving, teamwork, and negotiation in preparation for the workplace, while growing confidence and content knowledge into exciting technology careers.

At the same time, EPICS in IEEE provides NGO’s and community members with immediate new capacity upon which long-term system innovation – from schools to healthcare solutions to entrepreneurial activity – can be built.


Connecting Engineering to Community Service

Solving community challenges through the power of technology and education, EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) gives students a platform to work with engineering professionals to develop solutions that transform communities across the globe. We are committed to fulfilling the IEEE core purpose of fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Preparing the Next Generation of Engineers

Technology can change the world, but it takes people working together, using skills such as communication, collaboration, and creativity to apply technical solutions to community challenges.

Unfortunately, engineering students don’t have enough opportunities to foster those critical professional skills in real-world settings before entering the workforce.

That’s why EPICS champions a unique, service-learning approach to engineering education that focuses on hands-on experience and holistic skill development. Students collaborate with IEEE engineering professionals on community enhancement projects to design, build, and deploy sustainable solutions. In the process, they develop highly sought-after skills such as project management, leadership, teamwork, communication, and decision-making.

The result is young engineers well-equipped for the workforce and a community transformed by the power of technology.

Program Impact


IEEE Volunteers

Student Volunteers

People Impacted

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.
Brenda B. - Brazil

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.
Lwanga H. - Uganda

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.
John V. - United States

To Connect With Us Contact:

Christine Cherevko 

+1 (732)-981-2866