Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)

  • MLRIT EPICS is a Program in which students in collaboration with local NPO/NGO to provide technology solutions to the communities.

About EPICS:

  • EPICS(Engineering Projects in Community Service) in MLRIT Organizes students to work on engineering-related projects for local area non-profit organizations.
  • Focus on development -by college student teams -of devices and systems for the benefit of the target audiences of the non-profit community partners.
  • EPICS and EPICS in IEEE projects fall under four defined humanitarian "categories."
  • These categories help students connect engineering skills to humanitarian issues that involve:
  • Access & Abilities
  • Education & Outreach
  • Environment
  • Human Services

Benefits of participating in EPICS:

  • 1. Gain design experience of real systems.
  • 2. Develop team work and communication skills.
  • 3. Gain understanding of ethical, economic & legal issues.
  • 4. Get involved in the community.
  • 5. IEEE funding amounts in the US$5,000 to US$10,000 range.