Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ECSU observes Research Week February 1 - 5

ECSU observes Research Week February 1 - 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- Elizabeth City State University's School of Mathematics, Science and Technology will celebrate Research Week February 1-5. "Enhancing Research and Education through Partnerships" is the theme. The week includes panel discussions and lectures which will be held in the Jenkins Science Center.

Dr. Linda Hayden, a professor in the ECSU Mathematics and Computer Science Department and director of the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research, is the coordinator for research week. Dr. Harry Bass is dean of the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology.

"Our goal is not only to showcase existing research and education projects, but also to provide stimulus for future collaborations, internships, curriculum enhancements, research, discovery and economic development," Bass said. "I hope that the audiences will be inspired by the panels, seminars, competitions and research poster presentations that are scheduled this week."

February 1
  • 11:00 am panel discussion in room #138

  • Topic of discussion: Internship Opportunities for Undergraduates. This panel of students will describe their 2009 internship experiences. We will also announce summer 2010 internship opportunities.

  • 2:00 pm in room #138

  • Discussion of the partnership between ECSU and The University of New Hampshire. Poster presentations from student research in the Watershed Watch Program. Dr. Linda Hayden presides; Dr. Barry Rock from the UNH is the guest presenter.

February 2
  • 11:00 am in room #138

  • Seminar featuring Dr. Milton Brown, director of Drug Discovery at Georgetown University

  • Panel discussion: "The Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of New Drugs"

  • Presiding: Dr. Ephraim Gwebu

February 3
  • 2:00 pm in room #138

  • Panel discussion: "Building partnerships with the National Science Foundation" to broaden participation in Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology.
  • Presiding: Dr. Harry Bass

  • Panel members:
    • Mr. Anthony Adade

    • Dr. Adetayo Adedeji

    • Dr. Eric Akers

    • Dr. Jinchun Yua

    • Dr. Althea Bluiett

  • 3:00 pm in room #138

  • Seminar: "Water Quality Dynamics of the Pamlico Sound Estuarine System: Managing Nutrients During a Period of Elevated Storm Frequency"

  • Dr. Jinchun Yuan presiding, Dr. Hans W. Paerl, distinguished professor at UNC Coastal Studies Institute, guest presenter

February 4
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the lobby of the Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center

  • ECSU students will present their research findings in biology, chemistry, applied math, computer science, math and more.

  • See the Web link

  • 2:00 pm in room #138

  • Science Bowl Competition featuring teams of students in the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology competing for trophies and awards.

  • Dr. Leon Pringle, a professor in the Biology Department will preside.

February 5
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am in room #138

  • Major African American Contributors in Mathematics, Science and Technology

  • Presiding: Dr. Edmond Koker

  • Panel members:
    • Dr. Anthony Emekalam, from Pharmacy Department and Health Professions

    • Dr. Benjamin Branch, from the Mathematics and Computer Science Department

    • Dr. Reginald Little, from the Chemistry and Physics Department

    • Mr. Ernst Wilson, from the Technology Department

Kesha Williams
Director of Media Relations
Office of University Relations & Marketing
Elizabeth City State University
Campus Box 778
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
FAX: 252-335-3769

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