Dr. Francisco San Juan, Dr. Jinchun Yuan, and Dr. Malcolm LeCompte, faculty in the
ECSU School of Mathematics, Science & Technology, have been appointed as inaugural
members of the Science Coordinating Committee of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute.
The mission of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute is to undertake research, offer educational
opportunities, provide community outreach programs, and enhance communication among
those concerned with the unique history, culture and environment of the maritime counties
of North Carolina. The Science Coordinating Committee will provide guidance on program
development, interagency coordination and collaboration, as well as operational policy
and serve for a three year term.