|On behalf of the Students, Faculty & Staff in the School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, I would like to welcome all participants to Research Week 2009 at Elizabeth City State University. This year’s theme “ECSU Tomorrow: Leading, Connecting, Transforming” promotes research and learning through partnerships with Academic Alliances, State and Federal Agencies, Private Industry, and the Community.
Research Week 2009 was funded by a grant from the North Carolina Space Grant Informal Education and Public Outreach Program. 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. Other Research Week support has been provided by The Department of Energy funded Computational Science – Scientific Visualization Center (CSSV), 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 2009.
Our Annual Research Fair will bring over 15 graduate programs and organizations to share information about graduate study, research opportunities and summer internships spanning the state, region and nation. Research Week 2009 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 2009 represents the School’s celebration of 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