East Carolina University today announced its plan to create the first School of Entrepreneurship in the East, made possible by a generous commitment of $5 million by a Raleigh area entrepreneur, J. Fielding Miller, and his wife, Kim Grice Miller. The new Miller School of Entrepreneurship is expected to serve as the regional hub for preparing generations of East Carolina students to take an entrepreneurial mindset into their communities. The school will infuse a culture of innovation and leadership across the campus and region using academic programs, workshops, research, public-private entrepreneurial partnerships and other services that respond to the needs of small business....

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GREENVILLE, NC (July 6, 2015) — East Carolina University is being recognized for its community partnerships by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, which chose ECU as one of 18 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities. Since 2013, the APLU has given the designation each year to several universities that work with public- and private-sector partners in their areas to support economic development......

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GREENVILLE NC (January 8, 2015) - A $2 million grant will expand the services offered at Pitt Community College’s proposed Science and Technology Training Center. U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., announced Thursday that the college will receive the grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration for the construction of the 75,000 square-foot facility....

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GREENVILLE, NC (November 25, 2014) — East Carolina University will begin partnerships with area companies to start a millennial campus and possibly add several more around Greenville. Chancellor Steve Ballard said at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting the pharmaceutical companies Patheon, Hospira and Mayne Pharma have agreed to partner to create a Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing Center of Excellence....

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July 24, 2014 — After approximately two weeks of fine-tuning ideas for inventions to solve common problems, a group of middle school students showed off their hard work and even caught the attention of a network TV show. The Middle School Innovators Academy — a partnership between the Pitt County Development Commission, DSM Dyneema, Pitt County Schools, Beaufort County Schools and......

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July 22, 2014 — Inventors from throughout the region will travel to Greenville, North Carolina on Thursday with the hope of appearing on the TV show “Shark Tank.” At the same time, a new generation of inventors will be showcasing their ideas. The Middle School Innovators Academy, held in East Carolina University’s Willis Building, is a nine-day camp that will come to a close this week......

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June 17, 2014 — A $1.25 million grant to encourage middle schoolers in Pitt, Beaufort and Edgecombe counties to consider careers in advanced manufacturing was announced Monday. Golden LEAF Foundation, an economic development organization, awarded the two-year grant to the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Academy, which will fund teacher training, summer camp programming for students and......

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By Crystal Baity and Steve Tuttle
ECU News Services April 11, 2014 - One of East Carolina University’s fastest-growing colleges has added engineering to its name, reflecting an increasing emphasis on that program. ECU’s College of Technology and Computer Sciences will become the College of Engineering and Technology. The UNC Board of Governors approved the change Friday, April 11. The request had the unanimous support of other engin...

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By Jane Dail
The Daily Reflector February 15, 2014 - East Carolina University unveiled its most recent addition to the Health Sciences Campus on Thursday, marrying research and robotic surgical training in a new facility that the school hopes will attract and connect all levels of scientific academia. The recently revealed fourth floor of the East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU, 115 Heart Drive, was never supposed to happen. Ea...

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February 26, 2013
The Daily Reflector Five schools participated in the Schools @Work Monday at Metrics. The effort is a project of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction with the goal to help middle school students see the opportunities that exist in the workplace. Career and Technical Education partnered with Metrics for the Schools@Work progra...

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