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.