In MLRIT, “EPICS” is a Program in which students in collaboration work with local NPO/NGO to provide technology solutions to the communities.
EPICS(Engineering Projects in Community Service) Organizes events for 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.