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In 2016, ECU started a competition for undergraduates based on the popular 3 Minute Thesis competition, as a pilot. 2017 marks the branding of the undergraduate competition at ECU as Capture 180, and invites students who are carrying out research with mentors from all academic programs to participate. Students do to need to have completed their projects to be successful at Capture 180. The objective is to describe their work to a lay audience in 2-3 minutes, using one static slide or prop. Students are judged on comprehension, content, engagement and communication by a panel of non-specialist judges.

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Research and Creative Achievement Week

ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week provides students with an excellent opportunity to practice their presentation skills and meet other creative scholars at ECU with similar interests.

UNDERGRADUATE and GRADUATE students, and POSTDOCTORAL scholars (you must be a current East Carolina University student or postdoctoral scholar to submit an abstract) are invited to present their research to fellow students, colleagues, faculty, and the local community in a professional, conference-style setting. We define research as an original systematic investigation and/or original creative activity designed to develop or contribute to general knowledge or culture.


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State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

Colleges, universities, and community colleges in North Carolina host a symposium each year to showcase NC undergraduate research and creative work. SNCURCS provides undergraduate scholars in all fields a forum to share the results of their work through posters, presentations, performances, and works of art. Several East Carolina University students participated in the 2016 symposium.