Many ECU students, faculty and staff members know that conducing research is important to the university’s mission, but what happens when you work in partnership with community members to solve problems? That’s when traditional research becomes community engaged research – with students and faculty working together alongside community partners to develop research questions, determine methods to investigate an identified problem, collect and analyze data, interpret the data and share results with others. Students participating in engaged research at ECU have interned at the Arts of the Pamlico, AMEXCAN, Sylvan Heights Bird Park and the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Faculty member’s research projects have led to the development of a treehouse village in Windsor along the Cashie River, the creation of art-based programs for at-risk teens and the development of health education programs for rural residents. OCER’s programs reinforce the enduring values of the university’s commitment to maximize student and faculty success while serving the public and leading regional transformation. Learn more about how you can affect your community through engaged research.
Active community engaged research partnerships
Sponsored research by community engaged faculty
Community-based undergraduate internships created
Research projects including faculty, graduate students, EC scholars and community partners as team members
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