EPICS stands for engineering projects in community service. This unique program allows undergraduate students to team up to design and build solutions to problems in the local community. EPICS was founded at Purdue University in 1985, and has since delivered over 150 projects.
Our mission is to design and create interactive models of science to engage young children. Our desire is to teach individuals ages 10 and up about the science that propel our society forward. We hope to help motivate children to ask questions about science. We also wish to stimulate their minds and get them interested in science as a whole.
The CED group decided to work on three different projects: Earthquake, Windmill and Hydrology. Information from the advisors and project partners was gathered and the models' designs started.
As these projects were started in the Fall of 2016 semester, it is our goal to complete them as soon as possible.
Our main goal is to teach children about science through our models. Our desire is to teach individuals ages 10 and up about about the science that propel our society forward. We hope to help motivate children to ask questions about science.
The Children's Educational Demonstrations team is currently designing three interactive models to be implemented in the Science Port lab in The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis strives to create an extraordinary learning experience for children of all ages. The Children's Educational Demonstrations team is working directly with the Science Port lab of the Museum. Our goal is to provide this center with updated equipment and interactive models so that children may better learn the role that our understanding of science plays in how the world works.
For questions about the team and its work, please contact Maeve Drummond or Charese Williams, the CED advisors. More information on The Children's Museum of Indianapolis can be found on their website. For questions regarding the CED's website, please email webmaster Melissa Curto.