On September 28, 2006, representatives from the National Security Agency (NSA) met with the Undergraduate Research Students in the Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) lab. Dr. Michelle Wagner, Director of the Mathematical Science Programs and Ms. Jacqui Robinson, HBCU/MI Program Manager shared with the research students the purpose of the NSA and wide variety of occupational fields available at the agency.
The representatives also spent the day meeting with ECSU Faculty and touring the campus facilities. This included meetings with Dean Cynthia Warrick, School of Math, Science and Technology, Ms. Patricia Gibbs, Office of Sponsored Programs, the ECSU Placement Office, and other various classes and centers.
The National Security Agency/Central Security Service is America’s cryptologic organization. It coordinates, directs, and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. government information systems and produce foreign signals intelligence information. A high technology organization, NSA is on the frontiers of communications and data processing. It is also one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research within the government. (http://www.nsa.gov/about/)
ECSU, NSA, and the Association for Women in Mathematics coordinate the
Kovalevsky Day event which is held annually at twenty universities around the nation. ( http://nia.ecsu.edu/cwm.html )