Radiant Rays Explore Coastal Studies Institute

Roanoke Rapids, NC — August 7, 2023

In an enriching and educational journey, the Radiant Rays set their course for a college visit to the Coastal Studies Institute, situated in Wanchese, NC. Their exploration was expertly guided by John McCord, the Assistant Director of Engagement & Outreach, who illuminated the wonders of this remarkable institute, renowned for its pioneering research and education. _____________________________________________________________________________________

The Coastal Studies Institute stands as a testament to collaborative excellence, led by East Carolina University (ECU) in partnership with a consortium of distinguished institutions, including North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University within the UNC System. This union of academic powerhouses allows the institute to draw from a diverse pool of expertise and resources. _____________________________________________________________________________________

One of the most compelling highlights of this visit for the Radiant Rays was gaining insight into the Coastal Studies Institute’s role in spearheading interdisciplinary marine energy solutions. Their collaborative efforts extend to partner institutions such as NC State University, UNC Charlotte, and NC A&T University, collectively working on groundbreaking marine energy research. _____________________________________________________________________________________

This illuminating visit not only broadened the horizons of the Radiant Rays but also showcased the incredible potential and opportunities that lie within the field of marine energy research. The Coastal Studies Institute’s commitment to interdisciplinary excellence serves as an inspiring example for aspiring young minds eager to make waves in the world of clean and renewable energy. _____________________________________________________________________________________

As they continue to explore the realms of knowledge and innovation, the Radiant Rays are poised to carry this newfound understanding and enthusiasm into their bright futures, contributing to the ever-evolving landscape of sustainable energy solutions.