David Irwin Archives

Chancellor Philip Rogers.
Jan 22, 2024
  • East Magazine

Chancellor Philip Rogers on ECU’s role in making the region and state a better, stronger, healthier place.

In ECU’s new strategic plan, Future focused. Innovation driven., the university reaffirms its mission to be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation. In addition, ECU...

Doctoral candidates Everett Minchew, foreground, and Nick Williamson work in the Spangenburg Lab at ECU.
Jan 10, 2024
  • Benjamin Abel

Research team identifies new type of muscle

ECU physiologists and graduate students – as well as a high school student – have worked together over the past couple of years to discover and describe a muscle in...

Graduate student Sarah Pettyjohn flies a drone to take photos of Sugarloaf Island.
Jan 10, 2024
  • Lacey Gray

Experts seek ways to save Sugarloaf Island

It might be winter now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great time to be at the beach. That goes for tourists as well as ECU scientists, such as...

Jan 09, 2024
  • David Irwin

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...