Many EPICS students sit together in a large classroom with other students working on a hands-on engineering project.

Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) Bootcamp

Join other motivated high school juniors and seniors for an exciting introduction to the engineering profession, faculty, students, and the innovative programs offered at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

The Engineering Projects in Community Service program, known as EPICS, is a national award-winning social entrepreneurship program. Students design, build, and deploy systems to solve engineering-based problems for charities, schools, and other not-for-profit organizations. This year Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is introducing a summer bootcamp to allow high school students to get a jump start on changing the world. During this program, students will be introduced to engineering design, rapid prototyping (laser cutting, CAD, arduino, 3D printing), and prototype testing through a hands-on, application-based summer camp. Members from the community will introduce a problem encountered by their non-profit, and students will spend the week designing, building, and testing a possible solution to meet their user needs. EPICS projects range from solar panel battery systems, engagement toys for animals at the Phoenix Zoo, 3D printed prosthetics, and tools for training service dogs.

Additional camp information:

Camp date: June 17-20, 2024 (days)

Camp location: Arizona State University- Tempe campus

Who can apply to attend?

Students who meet these requirements may apply to attend:

  • Arizona residents or students residing is Arizona over the summer with family.
  • Rising 11th and 12th graders
  • Good standing GPA

What is the cost? $600.00*

*Plus a non-refundable application fee of $15.00. If you are admitted to the summer program, the fee will be deducted from your camp cost.

What does the cost include?

The cost for the EPICS camp includes 4 days at camp and the following:

  • Hands-on project (and supplies) facilitated by ASU Fulton Schools of Engineering faculty member
  • Project base activities
  • Lunch and light snacks
  • Tours of engineering Labs and ASU Campus
  • 1-2 Social activities
  • ASU Application Fee Waiver ($50.00 Value)
  • FSE swag and T-shirt

When to apply for camp

Application opens December 1, 2023
Priority registration deadline February 16, 2024
Registration closes March 8, 2024

You will be notified of your camp admission by email on or before March 29, 2024.