Event recognizes student work, faculty excellence
ECU News Services
More than 280 undergraduate and graduate students presented their research April 8- 12 to fellow students, colleagues, faculty and the local community in a conference-style setting at East Carolina University’s Mendenhall Student Center.
It was the seventh annual installment of ECU’s Research & Creative Achievement Week,a forum providing an opportunity for discovery in biomedical sciences, business, education, engineering, the fine and performing arts, human health, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology and computer science, and visual art and design. Their research can be shared either via poster or oral presentations, face-to-face or online.
“It is a key learning opportunity for students to experience one of the most important skills they will need as they graduate: presentation of their own creative work,” said Tom McConnell, associate dean of the Graduate School at ECU and chair of the this year’s RCAW events.
The best among the student research projects and the first-ever Faculty Mentor Award winners – the nominations made by students – were presented during a luncheon at noon on April 12 in the Mendenhall Great Rooms.
Additionally, faculty members achieving excellence in research and creative endeavors were recognized. Below are this year’s recipients.