Press Releases

Students to Present Prototype to ECPI University Faculty

Newport News, VA – This summer, ECPI University is hosting 15 students from Hampton and Phoebus High Schools at its Summer Institute. Since July 12, they have been working on a business challenge. With a nationwide shortage of ventilators, they have been tasked with exploring low-cost emergency options to fill this gap using a modified manual resuscitator. 

On Wednesday, August 4, participants will present their working prototype for review by ECPI University faculty. Presentations will begin at 10:30 am at ECPI University’s Newport News campus, located at 1001 Omni Boulevard. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Winning Team Creates Website to Help Homeless

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Date) – ECPI University and Raytheon Intelligence & Space hosted its first joint hackathon at the university’s Newport News campus with a team comprising students from the Orlando and Charlotte campuses coming out on top. A hackathon is a timed event in which computer programmers and software developers collaborate intensively on a software project or a website. The goal is to create functioning software or website by the end of the event. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Virginia Beach, VA – In keeping with its pledged support for the Governor of Virginia’s initiative to produce more cybersecurity professionals, ECPI University has developed a new Accelerated Cyber and Information Security Technology degree program. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Virginia Beach, VA – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a plan to create 31,000 new computer science graduates over 20 years. As Virginia’s largest private producer of computer science degree graduates, ECPI University is augmenting this effort with its Accelerate Tech Talent Virginia

“The Accelerate Tech Talent Virginia initiative will produce 3,000 more computer science graduates over the next 20 years, as its contribution to the Governor’s goal. This means ECPI University will produce more than 18,000 graduates over the next 20 years”, says ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus. 

One reason why colleges and universities have difficulty attracting students to computer science is because many lack confidence. “When we talk to both career switchers and high school students, we find that many see computer science as a very attractive career path, but they doubt their own abilities,” says ECPI University Dean of Computer and Information Science Dr. Keith Morneau. “They worry about doing the math, not realizing that much of the curriculum revolves around critical thinking and problem solving.  We’ve had countless graduates who first came to us with these same doubts and have gone on to thrive in their careers. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Monday, November 11, 2019

ECPI University Earns Second Place for National Title, Just Behind School More than 100 Times its Size

Columbia, SC – Members of ECPI University’s Columbia campus’ Cybersecurity Team impressed cybersecurity professionals throughout the nation, coming in 2nd place at the Wicked6 Cyber Games in Las Vegas on August 8. The team of five came from a campus of just 300 students and faced five other schools with enrollments of between 16,000 and 68,000. Ultimately, the ECPI team came within 1.5 points (out of more than 1,700) of overtaking the University of Colorado-Boulder, a school of more than 33,000 students. 

Hosted by the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu and sponsored in part by Microsoft and the National Security Agency (NSA), competitors at Wicked6 are challenged to exhibit critical cyber defense skills that directly map to abilities that corporate recruiters seek to fill the growing number of IT security jobs. The top three finishers are as follows: 

  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • ECPI University
  • University of Central Florida 
Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Both to Help Shape Future of Intercollegiate Competition

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is proud to announce that two people from its eSports team, the Rams, have been named to leadership positions within the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). 

At the organization’s recent national convention, ECPI University Athletic Director and Director of Web Services Mike Glover was named to NACE’s board of directors and Rams Head Coach JJ Meyers was selected to join the competition committee. Each will play a pivotal role shaping policy as NACE and intercollegiate eSports quickly evolves. 

“We are in the infancy stages of collegiate esports, every decision made by NACE will a have long lasting and profound impact on esports,” says Glover. “I see being a part of the Board of Directors for NACE as not only a duty, but an obligation.  My goals for the elected term are simple…make sure the private institutions that participate in NACE are fairly represented and have equal say in the direction of collegiate esports. And I am going to do my best to make sure collegiate esports are something generations to come will enjoy, and not have it being something that is just a passing fad. “ 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Thursday, August 1, 2019

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