Elizabeth City State University

Home of the Mighty Vikings!!! Elizabeth City State University is a Historically Black College and University, located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Indiana University - Bloomington

Founded in 1820, IU Bloomington one of Indiana University’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The university believes in nurturing bright minds with an exceptional support network and breadth of programs.

Ohio State University

Ohio State's roots go back to 1870, when the Ohio General Assembly established the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. Today the university is composed of 457 buildings and stretches over 1,700 acres. Rated one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State students can select from 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors, and 240 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs when furthering their education.


NIA is a undergraduate research experience program at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and serves as the central point of entry for several undergraduate research programs at Elizabeth City State University.

Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research [CERSER]

The goal of the CERSER program is to "develop and implement innovative and relevant research collaboration focused on ice sheet, coastal, ocean, and marine research.

Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets [CReSIS]

CReSIS is a Science and Technology Center founded in 2005 by the National Science Foundation. The center's mission is to develop new technologies and computer models to measure and predict the response of sea level change to the mass balance of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.

Polar Grid

Polar Grid is a National Science Foundation MRI funded partnership of Indiana University and Elizabeth City State University to acquire and deploy the computing infrastructure needed to investigate the urgent problems in glacial melting. Polar Grid's major components and concept of operations are depicted in the figure below.

 Committee on Institutional Cooperation-Summer Research Opportunities Program (CIS-SROP) Conference

Established in 1958, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is the academic consortium of twelve major research and teaching universities. The member universities collaborate to increase minority student access to graduate education, and our keystone program in this area is the CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP). Implemented in 1986, SROP is an undergraduate summer research program designed to increase educational access for students underrepresented in graduate education. This summer we are celebrating our 24th annual SROP research conference where we will convene more than 450 undergraduate researchers. In addition, the conference will bring together program alumni, faculty and staff from our member campuses and other supporters. The theme for the conference this year is “Research is Formalized Curiousity. It is Poking and Prying with a Purpose”

Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Global Competitiveness Conference [BEYA]

The BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference is devoted to honoring some the outstanding achievements of African-Americans in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Attendees can sit in on a variety of seminars and workshops that offer new information on a variety of topics affecting Black technology professionals such as career advancement, diversity programs and specialized industry updates, as well as attend a career fair.

Undergraduate Research Experience [URE] - Summer Scholars Institute - Summer 2010

For the Summer of 2010, six students from Elizabeth City State University traveled to Indiana University at Bloomington to participate in an eight-week undergraduate research experience program. Students were partnered with a mentor and conducted research in their resepective fields of study. This poster showcases the research conducted by Michael Austin and Robyn Evans.

Undergraduate Research Experience [URE] - Greenland Data Visualization Team 2009 - 2010

The Undergraduate Research Polar Grid Team--at Elizabeth City State University--for the 2009-2010 academic school year is a group of undergraduate students conducting and analyzing research. This year, the Polar Grid Team work is titled, "A Comparision of Job Duration Utilizing High Performance Computing on a Distibuted Grid." This website showcases the group's work.

Facebook Groups—URE Polar Grid Group

The 2009 - 2010 academic Polar Grid Team has a facebook group that documents the teams daily activities.

Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine, and Polar Science [URE OMPS] -
Greenland Data Visualization Team Summer 2009

The team utilized a scientific data visualization software package to present Greenland ice sheet thickness via the web to elementary, undergraduate, and graduate students for research and education.

Undergraduate Research Experience [URE] - Multimedia Team 2008 - 2009

The Undergraduate Research Multimedia Team--at Elizabeth City State University--for the 2008-2009 academic school year is a group of undergraduate students conducting and analyzing research in the field of multimedia. This website showcases the group's work.

STEM Summer Institute

The Summer Scholars Institute is an eight-week program open to students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) held at the IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses. The vision of the program is to establish long-term, mutually beneficial, highly interactive relationships between Indiana University and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) which result in:

* Increasing numbers of African -American graduate students, scholars and professionals in the STEM disciplines.
* Increased research capacity through faculty collaborations.
* Expanded research funding opportunities.
* Enriched academic experiences through exchanges of faculty.

Undergraduate Research Experience in Ocean, Marine, and Polar Science [URE OMPS]

The URE OMPS program consists of undergraduates working on a specific research team closely with the faculty. The objective of the program is to promote the professional development of minority undergraduate students through their participation in ocean, marine and polar science research.