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ECU Middle School Innovators Academy wins first place in national competition

(Oct. 20, 2011)   —   An East Carolina University program that teaches innovation and creative thinking to Pitt County middle schoolers has taken top honors in a nationwide competition in Indianapolis.

The ECU Middle School Innovators Academy won first place for excellence in talent development in the University Economic Development Association’s 2011 Awards of Excellence competition. Presenting at the competition were Wayne Godwin, director of ECU’s Innovation Design Lab, and Dr. Ted Morris, associate vice chancellor for ECU’s Office of Engagement, Innovation and Economic Development, which conducts the academy.