IUCEE – EPICS Annual Symposium 2018

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IUCEE – EPICS Annual Symposium 2018

12-14 July 2018

Radisson Hyderabad Hitec City

 

The IUCEE-EPICS Partnership (Engineering Projects in Community Service) has been launched in partnership with Purdue University in 2016. EPICS is an academic program in which teams of Purdue students partner with local not-for-profit community organizations to provide technology solutions. This is a long-term partnership, which allows for more significant projects that may take 2 or more semesters to complete. EPICS projects are intended to solve real problems, and are defined in consultation with project partners from not-for-profit community organizations.

The most important aspect is that students working on EPICS projects develop important skills, which are transferable to any other real world problems, making the engineering graduates much more “employable”. For the students, EPICS programs not only make them more employable, but also develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

Prof. Williams Oakes founded this program at Purdue University almost 20 years ago. Now EPICS programs are at over 30 Universities all over USA. The IUCEE-EPICS Partnership has been launched in 2016. It is now in its second year. Fourteen IUCEE Consortium Institutions are members of this IUCEE-EPICS partnership in 2017 (there were six in 2016, and two have continued to be associated with the EPICS program in 2017), and are engaged with several community partners with the goal of providing engineering education with emphasis on design thinking and development of professional skills while assisting communities on real projects.

2017 IUCEE – EPICS Consortium Institutions

  • Hyderabad Institute of Technology and Management, Hyderabad, TS (also member in 2016)
  • Marri Laxman Reddy Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, TS (also member in 2016)
  • SR Engineering College, Warangal, TS (also member in 2016)
  • Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, TS (also member in 2016)
  • Malla Reddy Engineering College, Hyderabad, TS
  • CMR College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, TS
  • KGR College of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, TS
  • SV College of Engineering and Technology, Chittoor, AP
  • SRKR Engineering College, Bhimavaram, AP
  • Chitkara University, Chandigarh
  • Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, TN
  • Saint Gits College of Engineering, Kottayam, KL
  • Marwadi University, Rajkot, GJ
  • Silver Oaks College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, GJ

The most important aspect is that students working on EPICS projects develop important skills, which are transferrable to any other real world problems, making the engineering graduates much more “employable”.

IUCEE-EPICS Consortium Institutions pay additional membership fees ($ 5,000 per year).

IUCEE – EPICS Consortium Institutions

Prof. Bill Oakes of Purdue University, along with the IUCEE team, personally visits the IUCEE‐EPICS institutions several times a year. They also conduct weekly webinars for the college faculty and students. This includes a formal course in Design Thinking for faculty from these colleges, and mentoring for faculty and students working on EPICS projects. Participating faculty and students receive formal certificates from EPICS program at Purdue University upon satisfactory completion of projects.

Detailed Information about EPICS at Purdue University is available at https://engineering.purdue.edu/EPICS/purdue

For additional information, please contact Mr. M. Kantha Reddy, Director of IUCEE India Operations, Hyderabad, at

kanthareddy_m@yahoo.com