ECPI University Press Releases: Virginia Beach, VA

Criminal Justice Students Experience Reality without Danger

Advanced Firearm Simulator Helps Students Learn How to “Make the Right Call”

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University will unveil its newly-acquired Milo Range Pro v4 – an advanced interactive augmented-reality training system designed to enhance use-of-force and firearms training – on Thursday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the Virginia Beach campus, located at 5555 Greenwich Road.

Used by law enforcement agencies around the country, it is an important tool for students to use in the development of their situational assessment skills. “While it may seem like a shooting simulator, the Milo offers so much more,” says ECPI University Associate Dean of Criminal Justice Ife Alexander-Caines. “It is an excellent tool for the development of communication and critical thinking skills, especially when working as a team.

“ECPI University has a long history of providing its students with hands-on learning experiences and this simulator gives them an unprecedented opportunity to prepare themselves for the real world. The practice scenarios will allow students to determine when to utilize verbal conflict management skills and when responses need to be escalated. Students can also practice working as partners when they navigate the various scenarios.”

To view a video that demonstrates the Milo Range system in use, please click on this link. For more information or to set up a demonstration, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

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ECPI Students Win “Most Innovative Award” at Dominion Enterprises’ Hackathon

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is pleased to announce that a team of its students from the Newport News and Virginia Beach campuses has been honored with the “Most Innovative Award” at Dominion Enterprises’ 7th Annual Hackathon, HACKU2. The two-day event held at Dominion Enterprises’ headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia is designed for students to gain real world software development experience by collaborating and designing functional games and apps. This year, teams were tasked with designing and programming working games or game-themed apps by utilizing nationally recognized API’s (application programming interfaces) as well as some used by Dominion Enterprises itself.

Game and Simulation students Kenneth Crim and Adam Myers and Web Development student Justin Norman developed a new approach to authenticating whether a user is human or not. This has the potential to replace the existing CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computer and Humans Apart) challenge-response test method. This approach utilizes a smiley face and a scroll bar where the user selects a particular smiley face image and finds its match on a scroll bar to authenticate that they are not a “bot” – thereby reducing the amount of spam on a web site.

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ECPI University to Offer Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree

New Program Developed in Response to Demand for Skilled Professionals

 

Virginia Beach, VA – ECPI University is pleased to announce that it is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree at its Virginia Beach campus. The curriculum focuses on core areas such as:

• Mechanical design and analysis

• Material science and manufacturing processes

• Thermal-fluid-energy sciences

• Computer aided engineering graphics and analysis

• Electro-mechanical devices

• Instrumentation and controls

“Forbes Magazine recently named Hampton Roads as the 7th ranked region in the United States for Manufacturing growth,” says ECPI University Virginia Beach Campus President Kevin Paveglio. “With the assistance of our curriculum advisory board – comprised of employers in the manufacturing sector – we have designed a program to meet the demand. This should be a win for everyone, including graduates who enter rewarding careers and the Commonwealth of Virginia which becomes more economically competitive.”

ECPI University’s curriculum prepares graduates for entry-level employment in various public and private industries in such areas as:

• Mechanical Product Design & Fabrication

• Automation & Manufacturing

• Power Generation & Plant Management

• Transportation: Vehicles & Infrastructure

• Systems Control

For more information about ECPI University's Mechanical Engineering Technology degree, please visit www.ecpi.edu/technology/program/mechanical-engineering-technology.

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