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    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC)


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College, Public School
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Engineering
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Are you interested in building a rocket, creating an Android phone app, or designing a water filter for Third World countries? These creative opportunities and more await you at EPIC, a residential summer camp offered by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for students entering 6th to 12th grade. Need-based and merit scholarships available.

    Engineering Possibilities In College, EPIC, is a one week engineering summer camp for rising 6th-12th grade students located on the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo university campus in the beautiful California central coast. EPIC introduces campers to the varied fields of engineering through hands-on labs taught by university professors and industry professionals. Every student attends labs tailored to a selected engineering focus. There are labs with a focus in the following types of engineering:

    • Aerospace
    • Civil
    • Environmental
    • Materials
    • Architectural
    • Computer
    • Industrial
    • Mechanical
    • Biomedical
    • Electrical
    • Manufacturing
    • Software

    Your EPIC experience will include designing, building and testing your own engineering project! You’ll experience life on a university campus and meet new friends during activities that may include rock climbing, bowling, lawn games and hikes to the Cal Poly “P.”

    The program’s primary goals are to attract more female, first-generation, and low-income students to the field of engineering and inspire them to choose it as a career path. However, ALL students are welcome to apply regardless of background. Acceptance into EPIC is based on your essay and an indication (from your GPA, the classes you have taken, extracurricular activities, etc.) that you have applied yourself to your studies.