David Irwin Archives

Student wearing a cap that measures electrical activity in the brain.
Jul 10, 2023
  • Ken Buday

Engineering professor looks for traffic jams on the brain’s highways

The human brain is like a complex group of highways, and despite a good road map, traffic jams may develop.  Sunghan Kim, an associate professor in the ECU Department of...

Josh Peery, an instructional technology specialist with the College of Nursing
Jul 10, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

Game uses tech to teach nursing, medical students

Sometimes gaming doesn’t mean playing a game. For example, serious games, said Josh Peery, a game designer and instructional technology consultant for the ECU College of Nursing, are those that...

Flooded damage
Dec 16, 2022
  • Kim Tilghman

ECU part of $16 million grant to study resiliency of coastal communities

Economics professor Meghan Millea is part of a team that has received a National Science Foundation Coastlines and People grant totaling more than $16 million to study the increased intensity...

Alexander Murashov and Elena Pak study the effects of ancestral diet
Dec 16, 2022
  • Doug Boyd

Research shows you are what your ancestors ate

Parental diet and physical activity levels are critical factors in the prevalence of obesity and metabolic disorders such as diabetes not only among their offspring but also their children’s children...

Nov 28, 2022
  • David Irwin

Discovery sum-2022

E.M. Clark WWII wreck
Jun 27, 2022
  • Jules Norwood

Decadelong project documents WWII wrecks off N.C. coast

A project involving the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has identified, surveyed and documented the location and condition of more than 50 wrecks...

Dr. Saeed talks to a student from Elizabeth City
Jun 27, 2022
  • Spaine Stephens

BCBS gives $1.54 million to fund behavioral health program between ECU and ECSU

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina awarded $1.54 million to ECU to provide telepsychiatry services over the next five years for students at Elizabeth City State University. This...

Dec 23, 2021
  • Gail Benge Kent

Germany 1971

“It changed my DNA,” said Pamela Murphy, describing the life changing experience of living and studying in 1971-72 at East Carolina’s European Study Center in Bonn. The experimental program, operating...

Dec 23, 2021
  • Erin Ward

The TikTok Doc will see you now

TikTok celebrity Makall Lauren had a contact lens stuck in her eye. The college student posted a teary video about her dilemma on the popular social media platform asking for...

Douglas Scott Thomas posing on campus with martial arts.
Dec 23, 2021
  • Michael Rudd

Student snapshot-winter 2022

Hometown: Goldsboro Major: Entrepreneurship and sports studies Career goals: Launch his compact martial arts kit and run a martial arts studio One could say the entrepreneurial itch for Doug Thomas...