ECU undergraduate researcher Virginia Vasquez-Rios is examining proteins that could affect stem cell development. Major: Biology Mentors: Dr. Elizabeth Ables Department: Biology Project Title: “Tnpo-SR Regulates Germline Stem Cell Proliferation”...
ECU undergraduate researcher Michael Denning is examining recruiting trends to help rural health care agencies find program participants. Major: Public Health Studies Mentors: Dr. Sharon Paynter Department: Division of Research,...
ECU undergraduate researcher Austin Allen is using chemical analysis to examine correlations between common preservatives and obesity. Major: Biochemistry Mentors: Dr. Allison Danell, Dr. Jack Pender and Dr. David Collier...
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Percentage of ECU students that said undergraduate research contributed to their personal or professional growth
Average amount given annually by ECU to support faculty-mentored undergraduate research
Record number of presentations at ECU’s 2018 RCAW event
Percentage of students nationally that said their interest in STEM fields increased after participating in undergraduate research
ECU undergraduate student Rachel Winn discusses her research project on teaching people in rural communities how to buy healthy food on a budget.
ECU undergraduate students describe their research efforts dedicated to the university’s Rural Prosperity Initiative.