Research @ A&T: February 2012
Highlights of developments in research at N.C. A&T during the month of February 2012:
- The National Science Foundation and the Food and Drug Administration are teaming up with N.C. A&T and Germany's Hannover Medical School to hold a daylong workshop on the emerging field of biodegradable metals.
- Around the world, forests and grasslands are being cleared for agriculture. Increasingly, the biomass being produced by this clearing is being burned, adding to the atmosphere carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane and other hydrocarbons, nitric oxide, nitrous oxide, organic acids, inorganic acids and atmospheric particulates and aerosols.
- Ask N.C. A&T freshmen for their ideas about new or better products to make a difference in the world, and these are some of the answers you get: a chemical bar-code system for tracking firearms, an iron that applies starch while you iron, and a hydraulic system to keep tractor-trailers from jackknifing.
- The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice will host its eighth annual criminal justice roundtable on four Wednesdays in February and March: February 22 and 29 and March 21 and 28.
- One highlight of January's s funding was a grant worth $489,884 from the USDA Agricultural and Food Initiative to Dr. Shengmin Sang of the Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Technologies, located ta the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. Includes the complete list of grants received in January.
- Norovirus outbreaks have been reported in several North Carolina counties, and those reports have generated news media attention for research on the illness being conducted by Dr. Leonard Williams, a lead scientist at A&T's Center for Excellence in Post Harvest Research.
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