Scholars present their findings during Research Week, January 30- February 4

Kesha Williams
January 31, 2011


If you've wondered what's kept students, staff and faculty in the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology so busy, their secrets will soon become public knowledge.

From January 30 to February 4, they will reveal their findings from projects covered over the last year. Topics stem from biology, chemistry, geology, physics, technology, mathematics, computer science, pharmacy and health professions. Dr. Harry Bass, dean of the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology says no other weeklong observance at ECSU will provide so much information at one time.

"This is the week when you can attend informative sessions and hear explanations of the topics that truly challenge our students.  Come and ask them about the poster presentations that will line the aisles," Bass said.

"One of our guest speakers is currently providing transportation for President Obama. We hope this young pilot will inspire our students to follow their dreams for rewarding careers that follow years of studying in college. Other motivating speakers are our faculty and staff. Listen for updates from faculty, staff and students engaged in polar science research - research topics that are related to climate change."

Below is a list of events open to the public:

Monday, January 31, 2011
11a.m. - Lobby of the Jenkins Science Center
Opening, Tribute to the late Larry Smith: Student internship reports, faculty research reports and departmental displays.

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011
11:30 a.m. - Lobby of the Jenkins Science Center
NASA Partnerships and University Partnerships panels with faculty

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jenkins Science Center (JSC), room #138
Faculty presentations on major African American Contribution in math, science and technology.

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011
Jenkins Science Center, room #138 at 11:30 am
Science Lecture-speaker: Dr. Denise Terry Johnson, Winston-Salem University, "Discovering the Impact of Teaching"
MST Science Quiz Bowl-presiding: Dr. Leon Pringle. JSC room #138 at 3:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb., 4, 2011
Ridley Student Complex at 10 a.m.
Student poster presentation; presiding/Dr. Margaret Young, secondary school outreach with Virginia Air & Space Center and Aviation Wind Tunnel; presiding/Dr. Darnell Johnson. Virginia Air & Space Center will provide various demonstrations. The Technology department will provide demonstration with the aviation wind tunnel.

12 p.m. - Auditorium of the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center
Featured Guest Speaker - Captain Justin Howe "Dare to be Different: "DREAM BIG."