ECSU observes Research Week February 1 - 5

Kesha Williams
February 03, 2010


Elizabeth City State University's School of Mathematics, Science and Technology will celebrate Research Week February 1-5. "Enhancing Research and Education through Partnerships" is the theme. The week includes panel discussions and lectures which will be held in the Jenkins Science Center.

Dr. Linda Hayden, a professor in the ECSU Mathematics and Computer Science Department and director of the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research, is the coordinator for research week. Dr. Harry Bass is dean of the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology.

"Our goal is not only to showcase existing research and education projects, but also to provide stimulus for future collaborations, internships, curriculum enhancements, research, discovery and economic development," Bass said.  "I hope that the audiences will be inspired by the panels, seminars, competitions and research poster presentations that are scheduled this week."

February 1
11 a.m. panel discussion in room #138
Topic of discussion: Internship Opportunities for Undergraduates.  This panel of students will describe their 2009 internship experiences. We will also announce summer 2010 internship opportunities.

 2 p.m. in room #138
Discussion of the partnership between ECSU and The University of New Hampshire.  Poster presentations from student research in the Watershed Watch Program.  Dr. Linda Hayden presides; Dr. Barry Rock from the UNH is the guest presenter.

February 2
11 a.m. in room #138
Seminar featuring Dr. Milton Brown, director of Drug Discovery at Georgetown University
Topic "The Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of New Drugs"
Presiding: Dr. Ephraim Gwebu

February 3
2 p.m. in room #138
Panel discussion:  "Building partnerships with the National Science Foundation" to broaden participation in Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology.
Dr. Harry Bass, presiding
Panel members:
Mr. Anthony Adade,
Dr. Adetayo Adedeji,
Dr. Eric Akers,
Dr. Jinchun Yua,
Dr. Althea Bluiett

3 p.m. in room #138
Seminar: "Water Quality Dynamics of the Pamlico Sound Estuarine System: Managing Nutrients During a Period of Elevated Storm Frequency"
Dr. Jinchun Yuan presiding, Dr. Hans W. Paerl, distinguished professor at UNC Coastal Studies Institute, guest presenter

February 4
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center
ECSU students will present their research findings in biology, chemistry, applied math, computer science, math and more.
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2 p.m. in room #138, a Science Bowl Competition featuring teams of students in the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology competing for trophies and awards. 
Dr. Leon Pringle, a professor in the Biology Department will preside.

February 5
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in room #138,
Major African American Contributors in Mathematics, Science and Technology
Presiding: Dr. Edmond Koker
Panel members:
Dr. Anthony Emekalam, from Pharmacy Department and Health Professions
Dr. Benjamin Branch, from the Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Dr. Reginald Little, from the Chemistry and Physics Department
Mr. Ernst Wilson, from the Technology Department