Students from Elizabeth City State University joined with students from Norfolk State University at the 2006 Minorities in Research Conference September 15-17 in Baltimore, Maryland. Participants in this conference included employers and institutions of higher learning in order to provide encouragement and promote educational opportunities for minorities in these fields. Workshops included:
- "Research Opportunities in Non-Research Companies"
- "Corporate Career Counseling"
- "Funding for Research and Development"
- "Where is the New Science Talent?"
- "DIEL Life: Success and Survival Guide"
Students also attended the Emerald Honors Awards Dinner honoring minority leaders in science and research. Some of these awardees at this years gala included:
- Scientist of the Year - Abhijit Mahalanobis, Ph.D.
- Career Achievement - Industry - Wendy Reed Williams, Ph.D.
- Career Achievement - Government - Jonathan Ransom, Ph.D. & Ashok Kuman, Ph.D.
- Most Promising Scientist - Malika Jeffries-El, Ph.D. & Justin Shekwoga Baba, Ph.D.
- Professional Acheivement - Industry - Haron Haynie, Ph.D. & Sylvia King
- Professional Achievement - Government - John Abrefah, Ph.D. & Arthur Davis, D.V.M.
- Senior Investigator - Venkatesh Krishnan, Ph.D. & Michael Smith
- Senior Technology Fellow - Jack C. Roberts, Ph.D. & Herren Wu, Ph.D.
- Presidents Award - Wayne Greaves, M.D. & Tammara Combs Turner
|ECSU Students shown here with Dr. Abhijit Mahalanobis, Scientist of the Year, during the Emerald Honors Awards Gala.