At ECPI University, giving back to your community is part of our university culture. Here are just some of the ways students, faculty, and staff are reaching out to help others.
Charleston Campus – Members of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Technology faculty volunteered for the annual Charleston STEM Festival which celebrates science, technology, engineering and math, and provides an opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals.
Charleston Campus – As part of Oakbrook Middle School’s STEM Initiative, Electronics Engineering Technology Program Director Getachew Abey demonstrates how to program using the Scratch programming language.
Charleston Campus – Computer and Information Science faculty and students hosted the local Military Magnet Academy for a hands-on exercise to support their STEM initiative.
Charleston Campus – Students, faculty, and staff served as judges at the recent Tri-County Science Fair for area high school students.
Culinary Institute of Virginia – Students and faculty from the Culinary Institute of Virginia served dinner and taught dining etiquette to nearly 100 youth ages 10 to 18 at the Dochiki Civic and Social Club in Newport News, Virginia.
Newport News Campus – Medical Assisting students volunteered for Thomas Easton Middle School’s career fair, showing attendees how to perform such things as blood pressure and heart rate checks.
Newport News Campus – Computer Science faculty hosted a “Cloud Computing Lunch and Learn” at Langley Air Force Base, providing attendees an opportunity to earn continuing education credits.
Northern Virginia Campus – Faculty and students hosted more than 60 high school students from Garfield High School in Woodbridge, Virginia for a hands-on STEM competition.
Northern Virginia Campus – Dental Assistant students and faculty volunteered for the Give Kids a Smile dental clinic which provides underserved children with free dental care.
Richmond/Innsbrook Campus – Through the campus’ partnership with Tech for Troops, volunteers accepted donations of used computers during a recent Career Discovery Day. Students then helped refurbish the computers which are given to veterans in need. Tech for Troops also provides vets with computer training and job search assistance, helping them learn new skills to rejoin the civilian workforce.
Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Eighteen pints were collected at the campus’ most recent blood drive for Virginia Blood Services.
Richmond/Moorefield Campus – The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce recognized the campus for its recent book drive to benefit a local elementary school.
Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Criminal justice students from Chesterfield Technical Center learn the proper way to handcuff, along with takedown techniques from ECPI University faculty member Michael Moore, a former police officer and magistrate.
Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Engineering faculty members worked with Chesterfield County high school students over a period of four weeks, teaching them how to use calibration jigs to specify rotational and linear motion for 3D printed objects with moving parts.
Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Medical Assistant student Marlene Starks makes a donation during the campus’ recent Random Acts of Kindness Food Drive.
Richmond/Moorefield Campus – The Student Leadership Association held a series of fundraising activities, including a Jeans and Orange dress down day and bake sale, to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis awareness.
Roanoke Campus – Throughout the month of March, students collected and donated food for the Pack-A-Sack program which provides food for Roanoke County students who are on the school lunch program but often go home on weekends without food in their kitchens. In total, more than 7,600 food items were collected. Pictured: ECPI University IT Support Tech Jeremy Seitz, Clearbrook Elementary School Teacher Lori Clark, and Roanoke Campus President Kevin Newby.
Virginia Beach Campus – Students from nearby school districts were invited to compete in a video game contest with prizes including up to $3,000 in scholarship money, as well as Gamestop gift cards.