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SafeSipp EPICS

Jared Schoepf, second from right, is teaching EPICS at the Polytechnic campus in the fall 2014 semester. Schoepf and his SafeSIPP teammates, Lindsay Fleming, Jacob Arredondo and Taylor Barker, show a prototype they built as their EPICS project.

Develop engineering and technical expertise while giving back to your community and solving problems around the world by joining the Engineering Projects in Community Service program. Past EPICS teams have won awards through Intel, the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, and have participated in the Clinton Global Initiative.

Students will enroll in FSE 194 EPICS Gold I, a one-credit hour course that places students in cross-disciplinary teams that work to solve a problem for a nonprofit community agency or municipality. The FSE 194 course offered on the Polytechnic campus will be taught by former EPICS student Jared Schoepf.

Schoepf is one of the founders of SafeSIPP, a water transportation and purification system, which began as an EPICS project. In 2013, Schoepf was named a top-five finalist in Entrepreneur Magazine’s College Entrepreneur of the Year competition. SafeSIPP has been featured in the Huffington Post, Fast Company and the Phoenix Business Journal as well on NPR, CBS 5, 12 News and ABC15.

Be a part of a team committed to problem solving and innovation. Sign up for EPICS this fall.

Classes offered in fall 2014

  • FSE 194: 90111 – Mondays (Polytechnic campus): 1:30–2:20 p.m.
  • FSE 194: 82933 – Mondays (Tempe campus): 10:30–11:20 a.m.
  • FSE 194: 77278 – Wednesdays (Tempe campus): 10–10:50 a.m.
  • FSE 194: 82429 – Tuesdays (Tempe campus): 4:40–5:30 p.m.

Contact Scott Shrake, EPICS Director, for more information about EPICS at or contact the Undergraduate Student Engagement office at