Dr. Cynthia WarrickOn behalf of the Students, Faculty & Staff in the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, I would like to welcome all participants to Research Week 2008 at Elizabeth City State University. This year’s theme “Enhancing Research, Education and Outreach” promotes research and learning through partnerships with Academic Alliances, State and Federal Agencies, Private Industry, and the Community.

Research Week 2008 was funded by a grant from the North Carolina Space Grant Informal Education and Public Outreach Program. Through NC Space Grant Funding we were able to bring Dr. Bernard Harris as our key note speaker on Friday, February 8. He will address more than 400 undergraduate and local high school students and talk about his motivation on becoming a physician, astronaut, as the first African American to walk in space. We want to acknowledge NC Space Grant for their support and participation in making this year’s event a huge success.
We also want to acknowledge support from The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Visiting Scientist Program that is funding the presentations by Dr. Howard G. Adams on Tuesday, February 6. Dr. Adams will address ECSU undergraduate students on choosing graduate school and he will also address the ECSU faculty on “How to Mentor Students.”

The Department of Energy funded Computational Science – Scientific Visualization Center (CSSV) provided the support to bring Dr. Leona Harris from the College of New Jersey Department of Mathematics & Statistics. Dr. Harris will share her research on modeling the fate and transport of human exposure to perfluorinated chemicals in the environment.

The ECSU Component of the Virginia – North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (VA-NC LSAMP) program and The Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research’s aim is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). VA-NC LSAMP and The Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research also contributed resources to support student researcher participation in Research Week 2008.

Our Annual Research Fair will bring over 15 graduate programs and organizations to share information about graduate study, research opportunities and summer internships spanning from North Carolina and Virginia to Georgia, Florida, and Texas. Research Week 2008 demonstrates the collaborations and partnerships that the ECSU School of Mathematics, Science & Technology has developed and nurtured over the years.

Because February is Black History Month, Research Week 2008 celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans and HBCU scientists who have made significant contributions in math, science and technology. Our goal is to enhance excitement and enthusiasm about science to our students, faculty, partners, and especially to the local community and future students at Elizabeth City State University, to create new knowledge to improve the lives of our residents through academic excellence, economic development and collaborative research partnerships.

Dr. Cynthia Warrick
Dean, School of Mathematics, Science and Technology


School of Mathematics, Science and Technology Contact Information

  • Dr. Ronald Blackmon, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs :: (252) 335-3710 :: rhblackmon2@mail.ecsu.edu
  • Dr. Cynthia Warrick, Dean, School of Mathematics, Science and Technology :: (252) 335-3189 :: cawarrick@mail.ecsu.edu
  • Dr. Linda Bailey Hayden, Associate Dean, School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
    (252) 335-3696 :: haydenl@mindspring.com
Biology Dr. Gary Harmon 335-3244 glharmon@mail.ecsu.edu
Chemistry and Physics Dr. Ephraim Gwebu 335-3233 etgwebu@mail.ecsu.edu
Technology Dr. Mehran Elahi 335-3439 melahi@mail.ecsu.edu
Mathematics and Computer Science Dr. Darnell Johnson 335-3544 djohnson@mail.ecsu.edu
Pharmacy Dr. H. G. Coker 335-3828 hgcoker@mail.ecsu.edu
Research Week Comittee
Dr. Linda Hayden :: Chairman Dr. Jennifer Robertson :: Pharmacy
Dr. Gary Harmon :: Biology Dr. Tesfaye Serbessa :: Chem & Physics
Dr. Darnell Johnson :: Math & CS Ms. Lila Gonzales :: MST
Dr. Johnny Houston :: Dir. CSSV Ctr Kenya Hinton :: Math & CS
Dr. H. Leon Pringle :: Biology Candace Hill :: Pharmacy
Dr. Jayfus Doswell :: Biology Reequita Walston :: MST
Dr. Mehran Elahi :: Technology Lubertha James :: Technology
Dr. Guana Dixon :: Chem & Physics Sandra Sutton :: Chem & Physics
School of Mathematics, Science and Technology

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Phone: 335-3913    Fax: 335-3664