The EPICS club at North Penn High School was formed in 2009
with assistance from Dr. Kapil Dandekar, ECE professor,
at Drexel University.
During the summer of 2009, Mr. Boyer traveled to
Purdue University to participate in the EPICS-High summer
training program and to learn about the benefits of starting
an EPICS High program at North Penn High school.
During the 2009-2010 school, a core group of interested
students met weekly after school to draft a charter to begin
an EPICS program at North Penn High School. The
students drafted a charter and presented it to the high
The first EPICS club endeavor was a partnership with the
EPICS program at Drexel University and The Clean Air Council
of Philadelphia. Students learned how to implement and
monitor an air quality sensor network, collect data and draw
conclusions from the experiments. The students also
learned how to design and create power supply circuit boards
to be used in the air quality sensors.
Since 2009, the EPICS club has had many exciting research
and design endeavors.
The images below are from the 1st EPICS club at North Penn
High School (2009-2010). The NPHS students worked with
Drexel University students and the Clean Air Council of
Philadelphia to design, construct, monitor and assess air
2009-2010 EPICS Club members. (1st Year)
Raw power supply components.
Power supply design brainstorming session notes.
EPIS student soldering the first prototype.
Assembled air quality network node.
Four network nodes.
Mounting the air quality sensor network in the bus circle.
Collecting and analyzing data from the sensors deployed around the building.
Drexel EPICS students discussing the network with the NPHS EPICS members.