Students at Martin Gifted and Talented Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, NC learned about IP networking during a virtual trip to the top of Mt. Everest.
Mountaineer and Cisco Engineer Ciprian “Chip” Popoviciu climbed the mountain in March, carrying a wireless sensor network from Arch Rock Corp. and a mobile router from Cisco. Sensors measured his heart rate and the ambient temperature and humidity during the expedition. Martin students took their own measurements using similar sensors, compared it with Popoviciu's data, downloaded it via the wireless sensor network to a PC, then sent it through the router over globe-crossing satellite links to a website Cisco created for the project.