REAP Receives two EPICS Generator Awards in 2017

On Tuesday, April 9th, the ASU chapter of EPICS had its annual EPICS Generator awards. The purpose of this occasion is not only to showcase some of the most successful current projects at the University, college and high school levels but also recognize the projects that have gone beyond and become their own entities separate from academia. These awards range from the Pitch Perfect Award, which demonstrates a team’s strong ability for Design Reviews during the semester, to the Outstanding Team Leader Award for showing exemplary leadership skills through the year.

It is therefore, with great gratitude, that the REAP project received two awards this year. The first of these two awards was the Global Impact Award, given to, "the team that has the strongest global impact in their design and implementation of their prototype.". The second, but more exemplary award was given to the founder of REAP, Carol Manetta. The Spirit of EPICS Award:

is for the community partner, industry mentor or community mentor that lives the values of EPICS and promotes social change within their personal and/or professional lives. This person is also an advocate for the EPICS program.

These two additions raises the total awards from one to three, with the prior being awarded for Outstanding Team Leader in 2016. Congratulations to Carol and the EPICS team!!

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All ASU EPICS awards presented are as follows:

Innovation Award (Team): This award is for the team that has demonstrated an innovative solution for their project. Innovative solutions are solutions that work to foster creative design and ingenuity while meeting the needs of the client.

Catalyst Award (Team): The Catalyst Award is for the team that has progressed exponentially in their design and implementation process.

Community Impact Award (Team): The Community Impact Award represents the group that has impacted the local and/or global community on a positive level.

Global Impact Award (Team): The Global Impact Award is for the team that has the strongest global impact in their design and implementation of their prototype.

Pitch Perfect Award (Team): This award is for the team that had a strong design review session during the middle of the semester. This team received the highest scores and remarks while presenting their project impressively. (Determined by EPICS faculty scores)

Trailblazer Award (Team): The Trailblazer award goes to the team that has moved quickly with their design process and implementation during a short amount of time.

Spirit of EPICS Award (Individual): This award is for the community partner, industry mentor or community mentor that lives the values of EPICS and promotes social change within their personal and/or professional lives. This person is also an advocate for the EPICS program.

Outstanding Team Leader (Individual): This award is for a team leader that goes above and beyond, is organized, motivates their team and keeps the project moving forward.

Unsung Hero Award (Individual): The Unsung Hero award is for a team member that may not be in a particular role but has stepped up to a particular challenge and who seems to always be a person to rely on for assistance.

Fusion Award (Individual): The Fusion award goes to a community partner, industry mentor or community mentor that connects the EPICS program and students to key stakeholders and serves as a bridge to potential partnerships.