Research Symposium Held
By Erica Plouffe Lazure
From shipwrecks to cancer cells, a weeklong symposium featuring the research of ECU students and faculty members was held March 31 through April 4.
Organized by the Division of Research and Graduate Studies, the ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week, themed Students Exploring the World, featured more than 200 posters and presentations of original, scholarly research.
“We have an increasing number of faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students who are conducting cutting edge research as well as a great number of performances and other creative projects,” said Ron Newton, event co-chair and associate dean for ECU’s Research and Graduate studies.
“The Research and Creative Achievement Week symposium is a great opportunity for people to showcase their findings and display their creative works.”
Recipients of the university’s 2007 and 2008 Research and Creative Activity Awards presented their work, including Jeffrey Johnson (Sociology, Coastal Studies), Michael van Scott (Physiology); Erik Everhart (Psychology); Margaret Bauer (English); and Ronald Cortright (Exercise and Sports Science).
Additionally, the 2007-2008 Scholar-Teacher Awards and Symposium was held April 3.
These awards recognize outstanding faculty members who integrate scholarship and teaching and who seek to mentor others in doing so.
Co-sponsors were the Division of Academic Affairs, the Graduate Student Council, Office of University Honors-EC Scholars-Undergraduate Research, the Undergraduate Research/Creative Activities Committee, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.