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Current Project Opportunities

The following are a list of the projects currently available for students. The list is constantly updating as we grow the program and community partner needs shift. 


Do you have a project in mind? Have an organization you want to work with to make a project happen?

Let us know! We can help you make this happen. (Additional examples of what is possible can be see at the well-established Purdue EPICS Teams page.)


What to see what projects our students have engaged in in the past? Check out our page dedicated to that information HERE.


Fall 2021 Projects

  • BioPark Society (looking for students with experience with R). Our IUCN Conservation team is dedicated to producing the highest quality assessments of species extinction risks in a broad array of geographic contexts. As the needs for assessments far outstrip our capacity, we are seeking new and innovative ways to increase the pace at which assessments can be generated. With the assistance of EPICS students, we've developed software to automate assessments of plants in North America which has greatly improved our capacity to engage in conservation efforts, but our current system requires some technical knowledge from users. A web-based interface written in the R programming language will help us to share this tool with other institutions and magnify our conservation impact. Interested students should be familiar with the R programming language, as it will be a crucial component of future developments.
  • United States Space Force via AFRL. (US Citizenship Preferred). Designing, developing, and testing of trusted secured software platforms for space application. This project can inform the space defense community on cyber technologies for awareness, defense, and resilience.
  • *Sandia National Labs (project website) - THERMS - Terrestrial Heat Repository for Months of Storage: Students will assist in the design, analysis, and testing of a novel large-scale, long-duration energy storage system called THERMS (Terrestrial Heat Repository for Months of Storage). "Big" energy storage systems will be needed as greater penetrations of intermitten renewables penetrate the electrical grid to ensure stability and reliability. This work is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. This work addresses a critical need to enable 100% carbon-free electricity production by 2045 as mandated by NM's Energy Transition Act.
* Available as a 2 semester Senior Design approach only.