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Fall 2018-2019
* EGR 250   P/D/F Only

Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS): Non-credit

Jay B. Benziger
Dan Leyzberg
Michael G. Littman

In the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program, students earn academic credit for their participation in multidisciplinary design teams that solve technology-based problems for local not-for-profit organizations. The teams are: multidisciplinary--drawing students from across engineering and around the university; vertically-integrated--maintaining a mix of sophomores through seniors each semester; and long-term--each student may participate in a project for up to six semesters. The continuity, technical depth, and disciplinary breadth of these teams enable delivery of projects of significant benefit to the community.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Each project team will complete mid-semester and end-of semester oral and written project reports. These will include background on the team's project partners in the community, a description of all aspects of the design project being carried out for the partner, a status report on the project, plans for the future, and any other material specified by the faculty advisor(s) for the team. Reading material and other requirements will be determined by the faculty advisor(s) for each team.

Design Project - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Community-Engaged Learning Component Required

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
EGR 250 is the first course which students interested in EPICS need to enroll into. EGR 251 required in the next semester in order to get credit and receive a PDF grade..

Other information:
Please enroll into B01 for "Time" team, B02 for "Design for Developing World" team, B03 "Computing Mentors" team (please email Dan Leyzberg if you are interested in B03).


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23142 B01 TBA        Enrolled:59 Limit:77
23143 B02 TBA        Enrolled:13 Limit:30
23144 B03 TBA        Enrolled:10 Limit:20
23141 C01 TBA        Enrolled:82 Limit:50 Closed