East Carolina University’s Angela Lamson recently spent her weekend at the U.S. Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting, sharing her research with military leaders in the area of integrated health care and the holistic health of military couples. Lamson, who serves as the associate dean for research in the College of Health and Human Performance, was selected as one of the first ever presenters on military family readiness at the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium. Her research with military populations has spanned over a decade and included many doctoral and masters level students as collaborators.
Sylvan Heights Bird Park and East Carolina University officials have approved a formal collaboration to boost interdisciplinary research alliances and preserve endangered waterfowl. The collaboration allows both parties to support their organizational missions through developing, promoting and implementing mutually beneficial projects and activities. Sylvan Heights and ECU will use their alliance to combat global challenges and encourage interdisciplinary research. The collaboration will focus on preserving endangered species and conserving their habitats in addition to projects focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and related work.
Eighteen East Carolina University freshmen dipped their toes into the world of entrepreneurship last week as part of the university’s newest living learning community. The Horizon Living Learning Community – one of ECU’s thematic communities designed to assist new Pirates during their transition to college – offers students the opportunity to explore and develop creative, innovative entrepreneurial responses to community needs. Students from different academic backgrounds, including biomedical science, education, engineering and business pathways, to name a few, live on the fourth floor of Gateway Hall – East.