Since its formation in the fall of 1995, over 2,000 Purdue students have participated in 150 projects. Each team has a multi-year partnership with a community group. Projects can focus on human services, access and abilities, education and outreach, or the environment. Purdue's EPICS program is a model in engineering for marrying learning and engagement and is headquarters for the National EPICS program. Today, EPICS programs are operating at 15 universities, with over 1,350 students participating on 140 teams in 2003-04.