EPIC: Engaging People in Cyberinfrastructure

A collaboration led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Boston University

The goal of Engaging People In Cyberinfrastructure (EPIC) is to build human capacity by creating awareness of the opportunities afforded through Cyberinfrastructure and by educating and training a diverse group of people in all stages of life from K-12 to professional practice to fully participate in the Cyberinfrastructure community as developers, users, and leaders. 


EPIC’s strategies designed to meet this goal include:


1: Providing an integrated spectrum of computational science education and training in the use of tools and resources, for science and math education at all levels,

2: Enabling access to advanced technologies and tools in education and outreach,

3: Ensuring diversity by both supporting specific access and inclusion projects and infusing every aspect of EPIC with diversity, access, and inclusion, and

4: Establishing a large energized community of educators, students, researchers, and citizens engaged in developing and using cyberinfrastructure.


An extensive cohort of partners around the country offer numerous opportunities to engage diverse communities: workshops and meetings; “train the trainers” activities; professional development, mentoring, and youth programs; diversity and accessibility programs; development of learning materials, software, and simulation tools, and online dissemination of materials, tools, resources, guides, reports and best practices.


We welcome your participation in the EPIC projects and activities.



   EPIC Partners 


BioQuest Curriculum Consortium

Boston University

Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC)

Computing Research Associates  

Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)

Florida International University

University of Kentucky

The Math Forum

Maryland Virtual High School

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Oregon State University

Ohio Supercomputer Center

Rice University

San Diego Supercomputer Center

San Diego State University

Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.

SUNY Brockport

Texas Advanced Computing Center

University of Wisconsin-Madison




We welcome your participation in the EPIC projects and activities.