N.C. A&T Engineering Faculty Member Receives White House Honor

WASHINGTON, DC (Oct. 30, 2019) –Salil Desai, Ph.D., an industrial and systems engineering professor and interim co-director for the Center of Excellence in Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing at North Carolina Agricultural and State University, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) earlier this month. The recognition celebrates the …

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Faculty mentors help pave the way to success for App State transfer students

Students who transfer to Appalachian State University find support programs tailored to promote their success — including opportunities to connect with Faculty Transfer Mentors — through the university’s Office of Transfer Services. This fall, 1,449 new transfer students — 1,230 on Appalachian’s main campus and 219 App State Online enrollees — joined the Mountaineer population. …

UNCW Researcher Leads $836,031 NSF Grant Team to Study Historical Blue and Fin Whale Data

Alyson Fleming, adjunct research professor of biology and marine biology, has received an $836,031 National Science Foundation grant to study the effects of ecosystem changes on Antarctic blue and fin whale populations. In the early 1900s, commercial whaling began in Antarctic waters, and in less than 70 years, populations were reduced from thousands to only …

Researchers awarded NIH grant for concussion study

Fall is finally here, which means our favorite fall sports are now in full swing. Yet with fall sports comes the potential for increased injury among young athletes – specifically, sport-related concussions (SRC). Studies show that over 50% of SRCs go unreported, resulting in delayed care and long-term health impacts for athletes. That’s where UNC …

UNCW Receives $10 Million Gift, Largest in University History, to Establish New School

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has received a $10 million gift commitment from alumnus David Congdon ’78, and his wife, Helen. This represents the largest outright gift commitment in university history; with it, UNCW will establish the “David S. Congdon School of Supply Chain, Business Analytics and Information Systems,” supporting these programs within the …

Discovery and Passion Fuel Research Director’s Success

Research is about generating new knowledge. For Deepak Kumar, Ph.D., research is not only his career, it’s his passion.  Kumar is a cancer health disparity researcher by trade. Through research, he seeks solutions to biological basis of cancer health disparities.  His continuous pursuit to identify and solve minority health disparities led to being recognized in May …

Back to Saipan: ECU educators return to island to explore historical landmarks

More than 24 hours of air travel, the International Date Line and thousands of miles of open ocean separate Greenville from Saipan, but next summer a pair of East Carolina University researchers will call the island home thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Saipan’s Land and Sea: Battle Scars and …

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