Research Archives

Kai Davis, Photography by Rhett Butler
Nov 01, 2023
  • Meaghan Skelly

Pirate Profile: Kai Davis

In anticipation of graduating with his bachelor's degree in biology in May, senior Kai Davis is looking toward the next steps in his future. Davis has had a multitude of...

Oct 31, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman

Welch named regional director of NCInnovation at ECU

NCInnovation (NCI) has appointed Derrick Welch as the director of its regional innovation network for the east, located at East Carolina University. Welch will work out of ECU’s Research, Economic...

Oct 30, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray

Sociology professor contributes leadership, expertise to National Science Foundation

East Carolina University sociology professor, Dr. Mamadi Corra recently was selected as a rotator in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Washington, D.C.,...

Oct 26, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray

ECU alumna engages with North Carolina community to create more affordable housing

East Carolina University alumna Catherine Grimm is using her degree to help make an impact on the citizens of one eastern North Carolina community. Grimm, director of planning and economic...

Fine arts major Sydney Cook is delving into her creative process through her signature honors project exploring typography, artificial intelligence and more. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Oct 25, 2023
  • Kristen Martin


The culminating academic experience for East Carolina University Honors College students is the signature honors project. Through this experience, students can pursue thesis-based or creative endeavor projects with a faculty...

During her signature honors project, Madison Rose, second from right, was interviewed by local TV station WCTI. (Contributed photos)
Oct 24, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

Madison Rose, Computer Science

For East Carolina University alumna Madison Rose, her signature honors project provided a pathway to her graduate studies. A current Master of Science in data science candidate, Rose first connected...

Public health major Tyler West worked closely with Dr. Joseph Lee on a project focusing on data collectors under 21 trying to buy tobacco products. (Photo by Rhett Butler)
Oct 24, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

Tyler West, Public Health

An email started East Carolina University public health major Tyler West’s journey to completing his signature honors project. Through emails from the health education and promotion department and the Honors...

Soumya Kamath studied the role that memory plays in listening comprehension when learning a new language. (Contributed photos)
Oct 24, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

Soumya Kamath, Biology

If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, Soumya Kamath’s college pathway could have looked a lot different. “Due to the pandemic, the majority of wet labs across East Carolina University’s campus...

History major Anna Roche’s signature honors project focused on the perception of women in ancient Egypt and Greece. (Contributed photos)
Oct 24, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

Anna Roche, History

Connections with East Carolina University faculty through Honors College courses and the signature honors project can completely change the trajectory of a student’s career. History major Anna Roche met Dr....

Oct 24, 2023
  • Kristen Martin

Ashley Jones, Communications

The signature honors project offers East Carolina University Honors College students a chance to explore future career pathways and make connections within professional programs. Ashley Jones, a communication major, reached...