Press Release 05-070
Community Service Engineers Receive 2005 Gordon Prize
NSF's EPICS program honored
April 25, 2005
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has awarded the prestigious Bernard M. Gordon Prize to the founders of the Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program at Purdue University. The $500,000 award is given annually to recognize innovation in engineering and technology education.
Since 1995, Edward Coyle, Leah Jamieson and William Oakes have matched engineering undergraduates with nonprofit organizations to solve problems. Ranging from wetlands restoration to the design of toys for children with disabilities, their efforts have sent more than 3,500 students to the aid of their communities.
NSF has been supporting the EPICS program for almost a decade through grants from the Division of Undergraduate Education in the Education and Human Resources Directorate and the Division of Engineering Education and Centers in the Engineering Directorate. A full listing of NSF awards is below.
For the full NAE press release, see: http://www4.nationalacademies.org/news.nsf/isbn/02222005?OpenDocument
For more images, see http://www.nae.edu/NAE/awardscom.nsf/weblinks/LRAO-69LMKV?OpenDocument
For more information on the Gordon Prize, see: http://www.nae.edu/nae/awardscom.nsf/weblinks/DWHT-4UJPVA?OpenDocument
NSF grants supporting EPICS include:
Joshua A. Chamot, NSF, (703) 292-7730, firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy Atkins, National Academy of Engineering, (202) 334-1508, email@example.com
Rosemary R Haggett, NSF, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan C. Kemnitzer, NSF, (703) 292-5347, email@example.com
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2014, its budget is $7.2 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $593 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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