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Fall 2017-2018
* EGR 251   P/D/F Only

Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)

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 freshmen 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.

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-Based Learning Component Required
Student must have successfully completed EGR 250.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
EGR 250 is the prerequisite; Please note that EGR 251is P/D/F only course. After completing EGR 251 you can continue in EPICS by taking EGR 350-351 ( fully graded course).

Other information:
Please enroll into B01 for "Time" team, B02 for "Design for Developing World" team, B03 for "K-12 CS Mentors".


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22307 B01 TBA        Enrolled:2 Limit:50
22308 B02 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
22956 B03 TBA        Enrolled:2 Limit:30
22306 C01 TBA        Enrolled:4 Limit:70