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It's an epic time for EPIC-Cal Poly's Engineering Possibilities in College summer camp.

EPIC employs Cal Poly's Learn by Doing model to spark an early interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Within a university setting, the campers are immersed in hands-on labs, interact with engineers, and participate in fun and challenging games, competitions and social activities. 

Since it began in 2007, the program has marked some major milestones, expanding to include:

  • four annual sessions accommodating at least 640 participants; 
  • one session for middle school students and three sessions for high schools students;
  • a residential component so campers can more fully experience campus life and envision themselves as college students.

EPIC's success is part of a larger effort among educators and industry to broaden the path to college and careers in engineering and related fields, with strong focus on expanding opportunities for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students in engineering. Indeed, with a shrinking number of engineers in the workforce, cultivating new generations of engineers through programs like EPIC has never been more vital.


Click the DONATE button to help us continue with our mission.  Together we can draw talented students from all socio-economic levels and backgrounds.  Your gift will open doors for new generations of future engineers.   

Giving Opportunities

Lab Sponsorship- Sponsor an EPIC hands-on lab, covering the instructor's pay and lab supplies.  Choose one of two ways to sponsor:

  • Your company develops the lab and sends its corporate engineer(s) to teach.
  • Your company co-develops and co-teaches the lab with a Cal Poly faculty member or a student instructor. 

Speaker sponsorship- Sponsor an engineering professional speaker, covering the speakers travel, room, and speaking fee.  You may also choose to send an engineer from your company.

Low-Income student scholarship- Sponsor the summer camp attendance of a low-income student covering tuition, room and board, transportation, and promotional items. 

Team project sponsorship- Sponsor a team project covering the cost of supplies and prizes for the winners of the competition.

Give-away and in-kind gifts- Sponsor give-away items for EPIC campers, such as notebooks, pens, back packs, water bottles, computers, tablets, iPods, engineering-related kits, cameras, printers, hats, and travel mugs.  If your company chooses to sponsor supplies for each camper, such as pens, EPIC will need at least 720 of each.


Any gift of any size is much appreciated!

Gifts can also be mailed to:

College of Engineering-EPIC
Cal Poly State University
1 Grand Ave. Bldg 192-301
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0350

Cal Poly nonprofit tax ID number 20-4927897