Micro Houses Have Macro Impact

A unique project by NC State School of Architecture students tackles veteran homelessness. Micro houses may have inspired a new generation of homeowners to scale (way) down – spawning popular TV shows in the process – but they’re more than just a design trend.

Growing Talent at Home

Signature NC Promise Programs Revitalize Local Economies Aron Bechiom has seen the world, but nothing excites him more than gazing down at his home town, Elizabeth City. In the Navy, Bechiom logged plenty of adventurous hours overseas. Now, after returning home and nearing completion of his bachelor’s degree in aviation science at Elizabeth City State …

Public Health Partnership: ECU, UNC Pembroke officials sign public health partnership agreement

Officials from East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday morning that will improve research and educational opportunities at both schools in the field of public health. The agreement outlines their commitment to a collaborative relationship that will enable faculty from both institutions to work together …

Innovative UNCG program builds STEM community

It can be a misleading name: The Science, Technology and Math Preparation Scholarships Program, known on campus as “STAMPS.” Yes, the program offers scholarships to UNC Greensboro students in the sciences with financial need. But there’s more – the nationally-recognized program provides faculty and peer mentorship, first-year seminars, undergraduate research opportunities, field trips, guest speakers, and an engaged, …

ECSU’s New Veterans Center Office Officially Opens

Elizabeth City State University’s Military and Veterans Affairs Center’s new home on campus is officially open. During a ribbon cutting ceremony at Griffin Hall Tuesday, Dec. 4, Interim Chancellor Karrie Dixon and a roster of dignitaries celebrated the opening of the center’s new, and larger, home. According to ECSU Veteran Center director Tim Freeman, the …

Education faculty, students continue collaboration with Kenyan village school library

Western Carolina University education faculty and students made a book delivery to a remote Kenyan village recently, refurbishing a school library while they were there. Wongonyi, a scattered settlement located about five hours drive-time southwest of Nairobi, is isolated from major population centers by sheer distance and poor roads. Nine WCU students and three faculty …

Combating global warming with seaweed

Three Carolina students are taking on one of the biggest environmental issues facing the globe. By cultivating seaweed to be used as a sustainable alternative to plastic, the Tar Heels hope to address the increasing effects of climate change head-on. To put their idea into action, Eliza Harrison, Lucy Best and Emily Kian launched a …

WCU joins regional partners in grant-funded ‘Growing Outdoors’ project

Western Carolina University has joined a regional collaborative that plans to use a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to boost an already thriving Western North Carolina outdoor recreation industry to an even higher level. The $940,000 ARC grant will be combined with $787,000 in local funds for a project titled “Growing Outdoors: A Regional …

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