EPIC Lab Tour

Presented by University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering

The Engineering Programs Inspiring the Community (EPIC) Lab provides exciting, hands-on lessons in various topics each semester. This semester we will introduce 6th-8th graders to solar and water concepts. We offer an introduction to engineering presentation where UNR students talk about what it’s like to be an engineering student and discuss the different types of engineering disciplines. We have high-quality instruction where content is developed by UNR engineering students. We offer a hands-on activity where participants get the opportunity to be engineers and conduct an engineering experiment. Lastly, participants get social interaction where they engage in discussions and icebreaker activities. Off Grid Living Investigation Description: This lesson begins with a solar power demonstration which introduces participants to the concept of living off grid. Students then receive a lesson on how to use a decision matrix by defining criteria and constraints of a problem. To finish the lesson, students get to use a decision matrix to evaluate different off grid house options.

The EPIC Lab will be held in UNR’s William N. Pennington Engineering Building (WPEB) Classroom 240. The building is located on the southeast end of campus on Evans Avenue. The cross street is Highland Avenue. There is street parking nearby.

For more information, visit https://www.unr.edu/engineering/k-12/epic.

Date & Time

Saturday, April 30, 2022
9:00 – 11:00am


William N. Pennington Engineering Building
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89512


All ages




Advance registration required. Tour capacity limited to 20 participants.

Register: 9:00 – 11:00am

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