Science & Technology Forum – ECU DoD Research Showcase

East Carolina University and the Defense Alliance of NC (DANC) partnered to host a Science and Technology Forum Tuesday, November 29, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Main Campus Student Center in Greenville, N.C.

This event included a showcase of ECU researchers focused on:

  • Human performance
  • Biomechanics
  • Biochemical/Biomedical
  • Overwater acoustics
  • Database optimization
  • Spiritual/mental readiness
  • Prolonged casualty care
  • Neurocognition
  • Unmanned underwater vehicles
  • mTBI

These types of projects are funded by several defense sponsors including DoD, DARPA, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Army, Civil-Military Innovation Institute, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

Additionally, the Technology Systems department in the College of Engineering & Technology with Murano Corporation provided a digital twin advanced manufacturing demonstration.

Event Resources

Thanks to all who took part in Tuesday’s event. Here are some links to presenter information, presentations, event photos and local news coverage.

  • 9:30-10:30 a.m – Check-in and coffee (hosted by ECU)
  • 10:30-11:25 a.m. – Program and speakers
  • 11:25-11:50 a.m. – Lunch (hosted by the Defense Alliance of North Carolina)
  • 11:50 a.m.-12:55 p.m. – Program and speakers
  • 12:55-1:05 p.m. – Break
  • 1:05-2:00 p.m. – Program and speakers
  • 2:00-2:05 p.m. – Break
  • 2:05-4:00 p.m. – Program and speakers
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m. – Reception


Contact Keith Wheeler, ECU’s Executive Director of National Security and Industry Initiatives,, 252-737-5569; or Jim Menke, Director of National Security Initiatives, 252-737-1354

ADA Accommodations

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the ADA coordinator at least 1-2 weeks prior to the event at 252-737-1018 /