Engineering Students Continue to Present Research

Two College of Engineering and Technology students were among the 26 ECU students who presented at the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, which was held over the weekend at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC.

Sam Goodrich

Junior Sam Goodrich of Raleigh, North Carolina, presented a poster entitled “Statistical Analysis of Academic Integrity Survey Results.”  Goodrich’s work examines the differences in perception of academic integrity scenarios between students and faculty at three campuses.  The work’s results indicate that generally, faculty rate a given scenario, such as the use of for homework solutions, as more serious than students do.  This work takes a rigorous statistical look at the differences in response groups.


Noah Sonne

Senior Noah Sonne of Davis, California, with support by a fellowship from the NC Space Grant, presented work entitled “Subordinate Oscillator Array Design for Ultrasensitive Mass Detection.” Sonne is currently developing and testing a 3D printed prototype for a mass sensor design based on numerical simulation work that was completed as part of the NSF funded BME-SIM (biomedical engineering in simulations, imaging and modeling) research experience for undergraduates at the College during the summer of 2017.

Dr. Mary Farwell, ECU’s director of undergraduate research, facilitated student participation by providing travel grants for registration cost and transportation to the event.