ECSU graduate students Brandon Baker, left, and Megan Clayton, seated, met with N.C. Rep. Howard Hunter, center, accompanied by ECSU professor Dr. Timothy Goodale. The brief meeting took place during Graduate Education Day in Raleigh earlier this month.
Two Elizabeth City State University graduate students made their way to Raleigh last week along with 68 other graduates students and university administrators from across the UNC System. Seventy students and administrators attended the annual Graduate Education Day.
According to ECSU professor Dr. Timothy Goodale, graduate students Megan Clayton and Brandon Baker participated in the event, meeting with North Carolina elected officials, Rep. Howard Hunter and Rep Edward Goodwin. Clayton is working on her Master of School Administration degree and Baker is working on his Master of Science in Biology degree.
Dr. Goodale says the students discussed their research and degree work briefly with the two state house representatives.
“Brandon discussed his research on a Machine Learning Tool to Identify the Anomalous Residues in a Protein Solved from Cryo-EM, and Megan discussed the importance of reading recovery research in rural elementary schools,” said Dr. Goodale. “They also were able to network with graduate school students and deans in doctoral programs from other UNC System institutions, to discuss further study and research.”
The day also included the reading of a proclamation from Gov. Roy Cooper declaring the entire week “Graduate Education Week” across North Carolina.