EET Robot Dance Contest
At the beginning of October, the Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) students showed off their programming skills with a robot dance-off for ECPI University’s Tech Month.
EET students from every campus were invited to participate in the robot dance competition. The university provided the robots; the students programmed the moves. The top three finalists – from the Columbia, Raleigh and Virginia Beach campuses – were posted on social media for the public to vote for their favorites.
Mikhail Shives and Larence Ayers (cover) from the Virginia Beach campus took home first prize for their original robot dance moves and music. Both students are in their first year of the Electronics Engineering Technology degree program at ECPI University in Virginia Beach, VA.
Shives and Ayers won a pair of Raspberry PIs, a customizable piece of machinery about the size of a credit card, and a pizza party for their campus.
Central Florida Cybersecurity Summit
The brainchild of the Orlando campus, the Central Florida Cybersecurity Summit invited local experts, educators, students and more to discover or advance their cybersecurity knowledge in a one-day conference.
Tech Month Social Media Awareness
As a leader in career education, ECPI University strives
to increase public knowledge of today’s tech careers. For October, ECPI’s social media team set out to create content that showcases our technology students and graduates, as well as informs prospective students of the viable career paths available in engineering, manufacturing and cybersecurity. Through faculty tips, video, blogs, photos, and event posts, ECPI used its social media accounts to inform, educate and help remove barriers to tech education.
On-Campus “You Can Do Tech” Event
On October 27th, each ECPI University tech campus held
an on-site event called “You Can Do Tech.” Current students invited their families and friends to come check out where they go to school. In addition, ECPI invited the public to learn about our tech programs, be entered for a door prize drawing, and watch demonstrations. During the event, CIS students competed in a Capture the Flag competition, the first of hopefully many more cybersecurity contests.
Capture the Flag Competition
Nearly 100 students participated in three regional Capture the Flag competitions. The Virginia campuses competed against each other, and Alvin Argueta-Carpio from the Richmond/ Moorefield campus was the winner with 440 points. The winner of the NC/FL competition was Luis Ortiz from the Orlando campus with 495 points. And the winner of the SC/ TX campuses competition – and the highest points of all students – was Lewis “Daniel” Langley from the Columbia campus. He earned an impressive 545 points.
A New Tradition
After a full inaugural Tech Month proved successful, ECPI University will continue recognizing and supporting our cornerstone technology programs in October each year. From social media, blog posts, and radio spots to on-campus events or competitive inter-campus contests, ECPI University remains dedicated to raising the bar for career education.