Matt Smith Archives

May 17, 2019
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An East Carolina University associate professor will travel to Zambia next year to assist in water quality testing of the African nation’s groundwater system. Alex Manda, a hydrogeologist in the...

May 15, 2019
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An East Carolina University faculty member is part of an international research team that may one day lead humans to use biology – not body chemistry – to find their...

East Carolina University biology professor Chris Balakrishnan has been appointed as a temporary program director with the National Science Foundation’s Evolutionary Processes Cluster. The position allows Balakrishnan to make recommendations about which NSF research proposals to fund.
May 08, 2019
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An East Carolina University associate professor will have the chance to shape science funding at the national level during the next two years. Chris Balakrishnan, a faculty member in the...

Apr 30, 2019
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Farmers, farm advocates and experts at East Carolina University are working to fuel economic growth through agriculture as part of its new Economic Growth Collaboratory. The groups met April 23...

Apr 24, 2019
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Big data – large sets of data that are analyzed to reveal patterns, trends and associations ­– is becoming big business at East Carolina University. The topic was discussed April...

East Carolina University professor Xin Hu shares his cell imaging research with attendees at the biomaterials research cluster launch event held at Research and Creative Achievement Week. The new cluster focuses on engineered materials that can be used for joint replacements, heart valves, surgical sutures or ligament replacements, among others.
Apr 18, 2019
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Researchers are putting a focus on biomaterials with the launch of East Carolina University’s newest research cluster. On April 5, the university launched its biomaterials research cluster as part of...

Undergraduate researcher Radha Patel shares her work with a judge at East Carolina University’s 13th annual Research and Creative Achievement Week. A record number of undergraduate students presented at this year’s event. (Photo by Matt Smith)
Apr 15, 2019
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East Carolina University researchers shared their work with the community as part of the university’s 13th annual Research and Creative Achievement Week. Nearly 400 oral and poster presentations – including a...

East Carolina University faculty and administrators toured eastern North Carolina over two days as part of the second annual Purple and Golden Bus Tour. The tour is designed to introduce faculty researchers to the culture, geography, heritage, economy and assets of eastern North Carolina. (Photos by Matt Smith)
Mar 14, 2019
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East Carolina University’s second annual Purple and Golden Bus Tour rolled out of Greenville on March 4, making 10 stops while traveling 423 miles over two days in eastern North...

Feb 19, 2019
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East Carolina University received a $1 million award from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support rural economic prosperity through innovation and entrepreneurship. The grant, awarded on Feb. 7, will support...

Jay Golden, vice chancellor for research, economic development and engagement, announces the university’s Economic Growth Collaboratory at an industry roundtable luncheon. The collaboratory will harness big data and data visualization to find meaningful pathways to economic growth in the region. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)
Jan 29, 2019
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East Carolina University reinforced its commitment to drive economic growth in the region Monday with the announcement of a new Economic Growth Collaboratory. More than 100 industry and community leaders...