Monthly Archives: February 2019

Technology Systems students earn SAP University Alliance recognition


ECU is one of more than 3,500 educational institutions in over 113 countries to integrate SAP technologies into curriculum through the SAP University Alliance. SAP is a world leader in enterprise software, and according to the Poole College of Management at N.C. State, it is utilized by 87 percent of the Forbes Global 2000 companies and 75 percent of the

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ECSHS donates $1,000 for scholarships


The Eastern Carolina Safety and Health School board presented a $1,000 scholarship donation to the ECU College of Engineering and Technology on Feb. 14. Scholarship funds are used to support students pursuing a Masters of Science in Occupational Safety (MSOS) degree. Pictured from left are TJ Mohammed, chair of the Department of Technology Systems; Eddie Johnson, vice president of the ECSHS

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ECU team wins Best Health Related Hack


On Feb. 16-17, members of WiCS (Women in Computer Science) and ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) attended an organized visit to IBM’s campus in RTP and also attended a hackathon for women and nonbinary individuals at UNC Chapel Hill called PearlHacks. The team consisting of Tiffany Nguyen, Riley Valencia, Lilah El-Halabi and Seymone Gugneja developed HealthHelp, an AI chatbot that uses Amazon Lex and the Google

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NetApp engineer returns to class


James Bradshaw recently visited the ICTN 1500 Introduction to Computer Technologies class to talk with students on his career after college. He discussed a short bit of his personal journey and the importance of planning early. He encouraged students to get involved in professional development activities, attend career fairs and seek internships as soon as possible. Bradshaw is a graduate

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CET students attend ISSA meeting in Raleigh


The ECU chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) traveled to Raleigh on Feb. 7 for the organization’s monthly. There were 13 students who were in attendance as well as College of Engineering and Technology professor Steve Baker. The College of Engineering and Technology provided a van for students to travel to the event. “This was a great opportunity for

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IDIS students visit Bosch distribution center


Department of Technology Systems teaching instructor Natalie Aman and students from the Industrial Distribution and Logistics program visited the BSH Home Appliances Central Distribution Center in New Bern on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “This central distribution center is nearly 1 million square feet, has 59 dock doors, and product moves through the central distribution center from all over the world. Products

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ECU team competes in Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition


Twelve ECU students competed in the first round of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on Tuesday, Feb. 12, defending a virtual IT infrastructure from attack. Eight of the 34 teams from schools in the mid-Atlantic region will advance to regional competition. The theme of this year’s competition centers on an intergalactic mission to defend eight robotic exploration systems dispatched to

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New equipment trains students for future of manufacturing


East Carolina University’s College of Engineering and Technology has officially launched the first phase of an effort to create a unique advanced manufacturing lab in the high bay of the Science and Technology Building. Chancellor Cecil Staton and Dr. Harry Ploehn, the college’s dean, laid out their vision for the facility during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Feb. 11, during

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ECU team heads to NAHB Student Competition in Las Vegas

NAHB Vegas

The Construction Management Department at East Carolina University is sending a team of students to Las Vegas to compete in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Competition Feb. 18-20. This year’s team includes Tristan Merritt, Alec Woodruff, Jordan Milhouse, Marlen Mendoza-Patricio, Julian Diaz, Daniel Bickers, Dylan Clark, Abby Russell and Abigail Gonzalez. The team’s faculty advisor is Dan

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Meet CET’s Brad Collier


Name: Brad Collier Official title: Assistant Director of First Year and Transitional Programs Hometown: Goldsboro, N.C. Where did you work prior to coming to the College? Wayne Community College What will you be doing for the College? Overseeing programming for first year intended majors, facilitate the CREATE LLC and the peer mentor program. Why did you choose to come to ECU? I attended

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