Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST


Phil Williams, DANC Science & Technology Chair 
Defense Alliance of North Carolina 


East Carolina University - Student Center 
501 E 10th Street
Greenville, NC 27858

Science & Technology Forum - Supporting East Carolina University DoD Showcase of Researchers 

November 29, 2022

East Carolina University and the Defense Alliance of NC (DANC) are partnering to host a Science and Technology Forum Tuesday, November 29, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Main Campus Student Center in Greenville, N.C.

This session will include a showcase of ECU researchers focused on:

  • Human performance
  • Biomechanics
  • Biochemical/Biomedical
  • Overwater acoustics
  • Database optimization
  • Spiritual/mental readiness
  • Prolonged casualty care
  • Neurocognition
  • Unmanned underwater vehicles
  • mTBI

These projects are funded by several defense sponsors including DoD, DARPA, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Army, Civil-Military Innovation Institute, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

Additionally, our Technology Systems department in the College of Engineering & Technology will partner with Murano Corporation to provide a digital twin advanced manufacturing demonstration.

Click to view the detailed agenda.

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Arrive early for parking, coffee and networking at 9:30am.  

Welcome remarks and briefs will begin promptly at 10:30am.  

Parking is $1.00 per hour.  There is no cost to attend the forum.

ADA Accommodations

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the ADA coordinator at least 1-2 weeks prior to the event at 252-737-1018 / ada-coordinator@ecu.edu


We have arranged a special group rate available at the Hilton Greenville for our out of town guests. You may book your reservation online. The group room rate is based on available rooms. (Rate per room, per night)

Address: 207 SW Greenville Blvd, Greenville, North Carolina 27834-6907

East Carolina Conference Leaders:

Keith Wheeler, ECU’s Executive Director of National Security and IndustryInitiatives, wheelerch18@ecu.edu, 252-737-5569

Jim Menke, Director of National Security Initiatives menkej@ecu.edu, 252-737-1354

ECU’s Office of National Security & Industry Initiatives Operates within Research, Economic Development and Engagement and serves as a conduit through which researchers can connect with external stakeholders and align their interest with those of regional business and DoD, DHS, and other federal partners. We strengthen and expand ECU partnerships through regional engagement with industry, military, government, economic and workforce developers to increase opportunities for students and faculty to provide value to partners and advance economic development and regional transformation.

The Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) is a private, nonprofit, organization focused on strengthening North Carolina’s defense sector and those who support it.

The Alliance combines the powerful leadership of distinguished military officers and industry executives, a large and active membership base, and an impressive set of standing forums and events to support North Carolina’s government, military, business, and academic communities.

Our Mission: Grow North Carolina’s defense economy in a way that creates new long-term investments and job opportunities.

Click to learn more about the Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC)

DANC Science & Technology Forum Leaders:

Phil Williams, Phil Williams LLC, phil.williams@linktophil.com, 336-312-6478

Brandon Conover, Practical Scientific Solutions Inc., BLConover@practicalscientific.com, 919-740-5130

DANC Operations Staff:

Tammy Everett, DANC Executive Director, teverett@defensealliancenc.org, 910-690-4450