Student Research Week Kicks Off April 3

Student researchers talk to UNC President Margaret Spellings.

Billed as “Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders,” the 2017 Undergraduate Research Week kicks of Monday, April 3 and will run through Friday, April 7.

On Monday, at 10 a.m., in the Gilchrist Education Building, a kick-off ceremony will launch a week of presentations, including a look at issues such as climate change, mental health, school shootings, and more.

The week will come to an exciting climax on Friday, April 7, with ECSU Day. The events will feature the photo exhibition, “After Selma,” and the annual ECSU Jazz Festival.

Monday April 3

Opening Ceremony

10-10:30 a.m.  Rm 107, Gilchrist Education Building

Presiding: Dr. Farrah Ward Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Dr. Margaret Young Director of Undergraduate Research

Welcome:  Chancellor Thomas Conway and  Dr. Vann Newkirk, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

 

Education and Psychology Day

Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise, and Sustainability in the Region: The Role of Psychology in Solution Implementation

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Rm 107, Gilchrist Education Building

Presenter: Dr. Scott Bradshaw

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment

1– 2 p.m. Rm 204, Gilchrist Education Building

Presenters: Dr. Geraldine Hill, Dana Chandler, Tim Coward, Sana Awadallah, Joslyn Hathaway and  John Taylor

 

 Educating Peers about Mental Health Issues

2 - 3 p.m. Rm 202, Gilchrist Education  Building

Presenters: Dr. Kulwinder Kaur– Walker, Tahiya Manning, Quanneice Flythe, Joshua Caverty and Trevon Blount

Everyday Science for Preschool Children

3 - 4 p.m. Rm 201, Gilchrist Education Building

Presenters: Dr. Natasha Spellman and Dr. Sharon Key-Sutton

 

Did You Know...Books Teach Children More Than Reading

4 - 4:30 p.m.  Rm 205, Gilchrist Education Building

Presenters: Dr. Kimberly Fitchett-Bazemore, Sana Awadallah, Rochelle Gary

 

Traditional vs. Self-Paced Flipped Learning: How Can Changing From a Teacher to a Facilitator Impact Your Class?

5 - 6 p.m. Rm 205, Gilchrist Education Building

Presiding: Dr. Saundra Copeland

Presenter: Jennifer James

 

Tuesday April 4

STEM Day

Potato Nodal and Microtuber Culture Demonstration with NEAAAT Students

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Rm 135, Jenkins Science Center

Presenter: Dr. Margaret Young

 

 Web crawling to Match miRNA ID to expression

Turning Security Monitoring Into an Engaging High Performance Task

2 - 3 p.m. Rm 104Lane Hall

Presiding: Dr. Krishna Kulkarni

Presenter: Dr. Lin Chen & Dr. Malcolm Dcosta

 

Tar Heels in the Trenches:  The Great War and the Albemarle
4:30-5:30 p.m.  Museum of the Albemarle (MOA), 501 South Water St
Presiding: ECSU History Faculty

Presenter: Leonard Lanier, (MOA)

 

Undergraduate Student Research Presentations

5 – 6 p.m.  Rm 229 Dixon Patterson Hall

Presiding: Dr. Linda Hayden

Presenters: CERSER Undergraduate Students

 

Wednesday April 5

To Be Announced

 

Thursday April 6

Fine Arts and Humanities Day

Elizabeth City State Teachers College Historic District Walking Tour
Throughout the day: ECSTC Historic District, Parkview Ave

Presenters:  Self-guided on Clio app (theclio.com), researched and developed by HIST 200 students

 

Life Drawing Demonstration

10:30-11:50 a.m. in the Fine Arts Amphitheatre

Presiding: Nora Hartlaub

Presenters: Art Students

 

3D Animation and Film Editing Demonstration

10:30-11:50 a.m. in the Fine Arts Amphitheatre

Moderator: Jeff Whelan

Presenters: Hagen Hodgkins and Darius Turner

 

Stained Glass Demonstration

1:00-3:20 p.m. Fine Arts in the Amphitheatre

Moderator: Jeff Whelan

Presenters: James Staats, James Wester

 

Federal Law Enforcement and Job Opportunities

10-10:50 a.m. Rm 301 Gilchrist Complex 301

Presiding:  Dr. Dorothy  Kersha-Aerga
Presenter:  Gentry O. Smith, Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, U.S. Department of State (2015-17)

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Poster Presentations

1-2 p.m. Gilchrist Complex 1st floor lobby/common area

Presiding: Dr. Shaymal Das

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Oral Presentations

Cyber Bullying - Cameron Perry

Radicalization of Terrorists - Dwayne Ponton

Forced Prostitution and Sexual Slavery -  Crystal Owen

Should non-violent Ex-offenders Vote? - Robin Walden

 

 Reforming Immigration Policy is Good for our Democracy -  Kevon Smith

2-3 p.m. Rm 301Gilchrist Complex 301

Presiding: Dr. Margery Coulson-Clark, Dr. Chyna Crawford, and Dr. Dorothy  Kersha-Aerga

 

Poetry Reading

 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Rm 220, Johnson Hall

Presiding: Dr. Michael Jasper

Presenters: Dr. James Goar and Dr. Eric Weil

 

Undergraduate Student Research Presentations

5 - 6:30 p.m.  Rm 229 Dixon Patterson Hall

Presiding: Dr. Linda Hayden

Presenters: CERSER Undergraduate Students

 

Friday April 7

ECSU Day

Opening Ceremony and Concurrent Sessions for IMPACT students

9-11:30 a.m.  Both Jenkins and Pharmacy Buildings

Presiding: ECSU IMPACTERS

 

K-12 Jazz Appreciation Clinic

10-11:15 a.m.  Robinson Auditorium

Presiding: Mr. Douglas Jackson

 

ECSU Poster Session; Departmental Displays; University Associated Displays; ECSU STEM Bus

10-11:30 a.m.  Vaughan Center Gym

Presiding: Dr. Margaret Young and Mr. Orestes Gooden

 

Family of the late Dorothy Vaughan (of Hidden Figures fame) with Questions and Answers Session

Noon– 1 p.m. Fine Arts

Presiding: Dr. Glen Bowman and Dr. Kenneth E Jones

 

Art Exhibition of “After Selma” by Joshua McFadden

6-9  p.m. University Gallery in the K.E. White Graduate Center

Presiding: Mr. Clarence Goss

 

ECSU Jazz Festival

7 p.m.  Robinson Auditorium

Presiding: Mr. Douglas Jackson