Students from universities in North Carolina and across the U.S. fine-tuned their research skills with a range of projects –from creating useful organic compounds to detecting concussions through virtual reality – at East Carolina University this summer.

ECU hosted two Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites – a new one in chemistry and biochemistry, and an ongoing one in biomedical engineering in simulations, imaging and modeling, both funded by the National Science Foundation.

For 10 weeks, ECU faculty members mentored students from North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia on research, ethics and intellectual property, communication skills and professional development.

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Originally published Aug. 2, 2019.