Discovery 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...

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...

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...

Feb 07, 2022
  • Doug Boyd

ECU receives $5 million to strengthen coastal communities

A $5 million federal grant will support ECU researchers and students as they work to strengthen resilience in communities along the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary system of coastal North Carolina.  ECU will...

Feb 07, 2022
  • Jules Norwood

Could Sodom have been destroyed by meteor?

An ancient Middle Eastern city likely was destroyed by a cosmic airburst and could have been the origin of the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah. That’s according to an...

Jun 02, 2021
  • Ken Buday

Carbon-fiber bridge coming to the coast

While the entire bridge won’t be built of the black composite material, its use as a reinforcing component should reduce construction and maintenance costs while extending the life of the...

Jun 01, 2021
  • Jules Norwood

On the wing

Through a long-standing partnership between ECU and Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, researchers have sequenced the genome of the white-winged wood duck, which could help in the conservation...

Jan 05, 2021
  • Matt Smith

Physiologist receives patent for treating restless legs

An ECU faculty member’s latest patent may change the way restless legs syndrome is treated, leading to more effective care over a longer period of time for patients. Stefan Clemens,...