Newport News Club Explains the Latest in IP Protocol at Conference

Software Development Club Advisor Dr. Andrew Jung with student presenters Richard Bailey, Kenneth Crim, Jeffrey Wheeless, and Darius Phillips.

Software Development Club Advisor Dr. Andrew Jung with student presenters Richard Bailey, Kenneth
Crim, Jeffrey Wheeless, and Darius Phillips.

The Software Development Club hosted a conference at the Newport News campus, featuring guest speakers and student presentations. Students, faculty, staff, and local employers learned about new applications and trends as well as the latest revision of Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.

IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion. ECPI University faculty member Mr. Al Portes uses an M&M’S analogy to describe the capacity of the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

“Under the old IPv4, we were limited to about 4.2 billion addresses,” says Portes. “To put that in context, you could spread out a single layer of M&M’S and about 4.2 billion of them would cover a football field. With IPv6, the capacity is so great that the sheer number would be unrecognizable to the average person. Suffice it to say, you could fill all the Great Lakes with M&M’S, each one representing a different address!”

Physical Therapy Assistant Students Volunteer for MDA Camp

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A big hand of applause for our Physical Therapy Assistant Students on the Newport News campus who volunteered for MDA camp in Wakefield, Virginia. Twenty five faculty and students volunteered to help with activities, contests, swimming, and skits for children with Muscular Dystrophy.

Newport News CIS Students Host Software Development Conference

Software Development Club Advisor Dr. Andrew Jung with student presenters Richard Bailey, Kenneth Crim, Jeffrey Wheeless, and Darius Phillips.

Software Development Club Advisor Dr. Andrew Jung with student presenters Richard Bailey, Kenneth Crim, Jeffrey Wheeless, and Darius Phillips.

Members of the Newport New Campus’ Software Development Club hosted a spring conference, featuring guest speakers and student presentations. Students, faculty, staff and local employers learned about new applications and trends as well as the latest revision of Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.

IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion. ECPI University faculty member Mr. Al Portes used an M & M analogy to describe the capacity of the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). “Under the old IPv4, we were limited to about 4.2 billion addresses,” says Portes. “To put that in context, you could spread out a single layer of M & M’s and 4.2 billion of them would cover a football field. With IPv6, the capacity is so great that the sheer number would be unrecognizable to the average person. Suffice it to say, you could fill all the Great Lakes with M & M’S, each one representing a different address!”

Getting Ready for Graduation

Grad Caps

It is that time of year when we celebrate our graduates! As is the custom, ECPI University provides a gold tassel for graduation caps of those who have distinguished themselves with a 3.7 GPA or higher.

If you are also a member of the Golden Key Honour Society, you may wear a gold stole to signify your membership in the society and academic achievement. These gold stoles may be purchased by going to www.ShopGoldenKey.com.

 

MDA Chili Cook Off

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Faculty Member Kitty Sheets serves up a bowl for Network Security Student Nicodemus Acosta.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Faculty Member Kitty Sheets serves up a bowl for Network Security Student Nicodemus Acosta.

 

1st Place Winner Bridgette Carstens, 2nd Place Winner Ken Jaco, and 3rd Place Winner Rhonda Double.

1st Place Winner Bridgette Carstens, 2nd Place Winner Ken Jaco, and 3rd Place Winner Rhonda Double.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are so proud of our Newport News Physical Therapy Assistant students and faculty who kicked off their annual campaign to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Today’s fundraising event: The Great Chili Cook-Off!  We had 14 contestants who submitted their culinary creations to be reviewed by a panel of judges. The rest was sold to eager staff, faculty, students and more than $1,300 was raised for MDA. More events and more dollars to come!