SR Engineering College
ENGINEERING PROJECTS IN COMMUNITY SERVICE (EPICS)
In collaboration with Purdue University
EPICS is a service-learning design program in which teams of students, partner with local and global community organizations to address human, community, and environmental needs. EPICS is a unique program in which teams of undergraduates are designing, building, and deploying real systems to solve engineering-based problems for local community service and education organizations. EPICS was founded at Purdue University in fall 1995 and has since spread to a diverse group of Universities in the United States and abroad.
In this connection, S. R. Engineering College has made a Memorandum of Understanding with Purdue University from the academic year 2014 – 15. SREC introduced this program as an elective course in the curriculum for the III B.Tech students of all branches.
EPICS is an activity course in which teams of students from across campus work together on long-term projects that benefit the community. Project work centers on the engineering, technology, and computing needs of a community partner, and interdisciplinary team interaction is an integral element for project success. Teams are composed of first year students through seniors from any disciplines.
- Discipline Knowledge: ability to apply material from their discipline to the design of community-based projects
- Design Process: an understanding of design as a start-to-finish process
- Customer Awareness: an awareness of the customer
- Teamwork: an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams and an appreciation for the contributions from individuals from multiple disciplines
- Communication: an ability to communicate effectively both orally and written with widely-varying backgrounds
- Social Context: an appreciation of the role that their discipline can play in social contexts