EPIC Now Accepting Applications

Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC) is now accepting applications for the summer. Sessions are filling up!

EPIC will be offering 3 topics to choose from this summer:

TOPIC 1: Arduino Rube-Goldberg Machine covering Computer, Software, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, and General Engineering Description: Students will go through a variety of hands-on projects to learn about the world of computers, software, and electronics. They will learn about micro controllers, writing software, read sensors and control hardware, and construct a mechanical apparatus.

TOPIC 2: Designing Structures for Earthquakes covering Civil, Structural, Computer Science, and General Engineering
Description: Students will participate in hands-on activities to learn how earthquakes impact buildings as well as the design methods and technologies that ensure greater seismic safety. They will learn about shake-table testing of small structures, applying sensors, writing software to analyze data, as well as constructing earthquake force resisting systems. Engineering fields that will be covered include Civil/Structural Engineering, Computer Science, and General Engineering.

TOPIC 3: Automated Plant Care covering Engineering and Agriculture
Description: Sensors and controls are used in many aspects of Agriculture today, whether crops are grown in the field or in a factory. This lab will explore the use of various sensors to monitor weather and soil conditions around a single plant. Collected data will be used with a controller to help provide for the plant’s wellbeing in various ways.

Apply by April 15.

The dates for this summer’s virtual program are:

Session 1 June 21-25 Grades 7-8

Session 2 June 28-July 2 Grades 9-12

Session 3 July 5-9 Grades 9-12

Session 4 July 12-16 Grades 9-12

Session 5 July 19-23 Grades 9-12

*Grades based on Fall 2021 enrollment.

Learn more and apply.

The Cal Poly College of Engineering understands there has been an enormous amount of turmoil and transition due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As we continue offering support to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, we also continue providing critical updates as well as college highlights. Ours is a college full of creative and bright engineers and staff. For more information on COVID-19 visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. For more information on how Cal Poly is responding to COVID-19, visit the Cal Poly Coronavirus website Coronavirus website.

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