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LHU and EPICS Vietnam

The Engineering Projects in Community Service course, known as EPICS, is an international award-winning social entrepreneurship program. Student teams design, build and deploy systems to solve engineering-based problems for charities, schools and other not-for-profit organizations. Our students aren’t waiting to graduate to make a difference - they are tackling real-world problems today. 

The Mechatronics and Electronics of LHU has been done EPICS project with 2 projects in terms of Harvesting energy and clean environment 

Why EPICS?

Community organizations need technical expertise. Engineering students need practical, hands-on experience before entering the workforce. EPICS was founded at Purdue University in 1995 to bring these two groups together in a mutually beneficial way. Now, Arizona State University is partnering with four prestigious universities to implement the program Vietnam in 2018: 

  • Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
  • Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Lac Hong University
  • Danang University of Science and Technology

Through EPICS, multidisciplinary teams of undergraduate students use their technical skills and innovative ideas to design and implement solutions for not-for-profit organizations in our community and around the world.

When is EPICS?

Classes meet only 2 hours a week from March 18 – May 13, 2018.

The end of May is the national EPICS Student Project Showcase Competition where three student projects will be awarded $500 USD. 

Students, you can be an engineer NOW!

  • It’s a great way to gain practical leadership experience while you learn.
  • Develop your communication skills – writing, speaking, graphic design – that help you sell your ideas to others.
  • Learn to budget and spend REAL MONEY! 
  • Receive up to $50 USD for materials to complete your project
  • Completed student projects compete for a chance to win up to $500 USD
  • Get valuable teaming skills and experience, and...
  • If you are really good, win awards that light up your resume!

The Final EPICS Showcase Competition is used as a real-world vehicle to provide students with experience focusing their ideas, meeting deadlines, writing a business plan and presenting their ideas to the world. These skills prepare students for a competitive work environment.[https://builditvietnam.org/events/epics2018]

Final Showcase from EPICS Vietnam [EPICS Vietnam]