NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials

The center's objective is to transform current medical and surgical treatments by creating the technology for "smart" implants to improve treatment of orthopedic, craniofacial and cardiovascular conditions. It also will create a vibrant, diverse workforce well-prepared for the multidisciplinary and global challenges of biomedical engineering.

The ERC's technology will be used in biocompatible and biodegradable implants for reconstruction and regeneration. These implants could include such devices as screws, wires, and plates with the capability for controlled degradation and emission from the body when they've served their purpose. A device now in testing is a cage to immobilize vertebrae after spinal fusion operations.

The center is funded by the National Science Foundation. The original five-year award ran through 2013 and has been extended through Year 8. 

North Carolina A&T is the ERC’s lead institution. Partners include the University of Pittsburgh, University of Cincinnati, and Hannover Medical School.

 

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Educational outreach is an essential aspect of the Center's mission. Our outreach partners include California State University Los Angeles; Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, Washington; Guilford Technical Community College, Guilford County, North Carolina; and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

 

 

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N.C. A&T Board of Trustees to Meet April 21-22

North Carolina A&T State University full Board of Trustees will meet April 21 – 22.

Wabash-Provost Scholars Co-led National Workshop at Wabash College

North Carolina A&T State University faculty members (and Teagle Assessment Scholars) Drs., Karen Hornsby, Scott Simkins and Galen Foresman along with N.C. A&T undergraduate students and Wabash-Provost Scholars Breanna Beard and Christopher Watkins recently co-led a national workshop.

Students Host Fashion Show, Food Drive for Earth Day

Utilizing the attracting power of fashion, North Carolina A&T State University students from the Departments of Journalism and Mass Communication and Family and Consumer Sciences, will host the Fourth Annual Earth Day Fashion Show and Food Drive at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 in Harrison Auditorium.

    

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