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Two students from East Carolina University will participate this summer in a competitive internship experience with NASA through the Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars Program.
Both students said the TECS Career Center and department faculty helped them learn about the opportunity. Dr. Krishnan Gopalakrishnan and Dr. Junhua Ding in computer science and Lee Toderick in the BSIT program were instrumental in the recommendations required for the applications, they said.
The Information and Computer Technology (ICT) program prepares students for many different challenges facing professionals in the information and technology field. At ECU, students in the Information and Computer Technology program of study will gain the hands-on skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their careers. Courses include such areas as computer network installation and maintenance, routing and switching technology, and network security and intrusion detection, to name a few.
Coursework emphasizes hands-on skills using the latest networking labs that include Cisco routers and switches, Microsoft and other leading network operating systems, and various other state of the art hardware and software. For students that wish to pursue industry certifications, courses prepare students for certification such as:
Work experience is another area of emphasis in the Information and Computer Technology program. Students are presented with and encouraged to participate in various intern opportunities.
Several organizations work closely with ECU to provide short and long-term opportunities for students including, but not limited to: