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Pictured above: The Blue and Gold Marching Machine leads the procession to the inauguration of UNC system President Tom Ross on the A&T campus in October 2011.

N.C. A&T’s allergen-reduced peanut process to be commercialized

  • June 10, 2014: Allergen-reduced peanuts, peanut butter, and other peanut products are a step closer to grocery stores with the signing of an exclusive licensing agreement for the patented process that allergen-reduced in peanuts by 98 percent.

2014 Research Excellence Awards go to clean-energy developer Adewuyi, 4 other faculty and Bioenergy Center

  • April 2, 2014: A nationally recognized pioneer in clean-energy development has been named Senior Researcher of the Year at N.C. A&T, one of five individual researchers and one research team selected this year for A&T’s highest research honor, the Research Excellence Awards. 

Undergraduates' high-tech ideas win N.C. A&T Innovation Challenge

  • March 26, 2014: The third annual Innovation Challenge produced ideas from 20 teams and individual undergraduates.

N.C. A&T professor assists U.N. agency with report on refugee children

  • March 24, 2014: For help with analyzing the data for the report, the U.N. agency consulted with Dr. Maura Busch Nsonwu of N.C. A&T, whose research focus is refugees and human trafficking.

14 N.C. A&T professors nominated For Research Excellence Awards

  • March 12, 2014: Fourteen top faculty members have been named researchers of the year by their colleges and schools at N.C. A&T.

Two at N.C. A&T are among Triad’s 2014 '40 leaders Under 40' 

  • February 21, 2014: An advocate for young black men and an advocate for entrepreneurs are two young professionals at N.C. A&T who have been recognized among the 2014 “40 Leaders Under 40” in the Piedmont Triad by The Business Journal.

N.C. A&T selected for HBCU research commercialization project

  • February 20, 2014: N.C. A&T is one of 15 schools selected for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Innovation and Entrepreneurship Collaborative. 

N.C. A&T Transportation Institute wins renewed funding

  • November 19, 2013: One of the Piedmont Triad’s key industries will receive two more years of education, research and workforce development from N.C. A&T.

Researcher wins grant to improve econ students’ math skills

  • October 29, 2013: For any student who has struggled with getting the math to come out right in economics courses, help is on the way from N.C. A&T.

InCube Labs Enters into an Agreement with the Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials

  • October 23, 2013: InCube Labs, a life sciences research lab focused on developing and commercializing medical breakthroughs, has entered into an agreement with the Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials. (News release courtesy of InCube Labs.)

UNC-CH and partners receive $54.6 million to help improve health status of North Carolinians

  • October 22, 2013: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a new five-year $54.6 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health. With the new award, UNC will partner with two institutions—RTI International and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University—to accelerate the pace at which clinical and translational research directly benefits patients and communities in North Carolina. (News release courtesy of UNC-Chapel Hill.)

Sponsored funding up 10% in FY2013

  • October 14, 2013: Despite sequestration, federal budget cuts and other challenges, sponsored funding for research and other purposes increased 10.73 percent at N.C. A&T during fiscal 2013.

Engineering students organize sustainability conference

  • September 10, 2013: Engineering students are organizing a statewide conference, “Sustainability in Transportation,” to be held at N.C. A&T.

Tech transfer director receives national MBA honor

  • September 9, 2013: Louis Judge III, an accomplished innovator and leader in the Greensboro business community, has been named Outstanding MBA of the Year by the National Black MBA Association.

N.C. A&T and three Triad partner universities launch solar electricity research project

  • July 23, 2013: The team’s specific goal is to develop a low-cost solar concentrator that will make the production of electricity from sunlight economically viable and widespread.

Interdisciplinary collaborations honored with N.C. A&T research awards

  • April 15, 2013: Interdisciplinary collaborations focused on global trade and on local health care are among the highlights of the 2013 Research Excellence Awards at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. 

N.C. A&T researchers target more efficient production of advanced biofuels

  • November 16, 2012: An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at N.C. A&T has launched a five-year, $5 million project to make the production of advanced biofuels more efficient and affordable.

Students in A&T summer transportation program win national award

  • October 17, 2012: Eighteen high school students have won a national award for a video they produced while attending the 2012 Summer High School Transportation Institute at North Carolina A&T.

Saundra Yates Evans promoted to assistant vice chancellor

  • October 17, 2012: Saundra Yates Evans has been named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Services and Project Management at North Carolina A&T.

N.C. A&T selected for FAA Center of Excellence for general aviation

  • October 3, 2012: N.C. A&T is among 16 universities selected as members of the new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for general aviation.

N.C. Family Counseling Conference to be held at N.C. A&T

  • October 3, 2012: The 2012 statewide Fall Family Counseling Conference will be held at North Carolina A&T on Thursday November 15th.

Local high school students spend six weeks at A&T working as bioengineering researchers

  • August 22, 2012: As participants in the ERC’s Young Scholars program, the students worked on the center’s core projects alongside N.C. A&T professors and graduate students, as well as eight local high school and community college teachers and nine undergraduates from universities around the nation.

A&T, Purdue students collaborate on experiment for space station

  • July 10, 2012: NASA has selected a team of students from North Carolina A&T and Purdue University to design and build an experiment to be operated on the International Space Station.

N.C. A&T names Burks vice chancellor for research

  • June 19, 2012: Dr. Barry L. Burks has been named Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development. He comes to A&T from UNC Charlotte, where he has been the associate director of the Charlotte Research Institute since 2007.

N.C. A&T, UNCG collaborate on community-based mental health project

  • May 29, 2012: Beginning this fall, a largely immigrant, low-income Greensboro neighborhood will become the site of a new community-based mental health care provider through a project led by North Carolina A&T.

A&T-NCSU sustainable local food initiative nominated for national award

  • May 21, 2012: North Carolina A&T and N.C. State University have been named finalists for a national community engagement award thanks to a joint project of the universities’ Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

Zhan selected for NIH early-career program

  • May 14, 2012: The National Institutes of Health have selected Dr. Justin Zhan to participate in the Early Career Reviewer program of the Center for Scientific Review.

JSNN building receives construction award

  • May 14, 2012: The building of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering has been honored with the Star Award as 2011's most outstanding new construction project in North Carolina.

Two Guilford teachers receive aviation research fellowships at N.C. A&T

  • May 11, 2012: Two Guilford County high school teachers have been awarded Kenan Fellowships to spend 18 months working with researchers on an aviation project at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Summer Bioengineering Institute for grades 10-12

  • April 25, 2012: Future bioengineers will have a chance to get started while still in high school at the weeklong Summer Bioengineering Institute at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

N.C. A&T study finds college websites lacking media richness

  • April 20, 2012: The home pages of many university websites need revamping if they are going to be successful at recruiting high school students in the future, according to a study conducted by researchers at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

2012 N.C. A&T Research Excellence Awards

  • April 18, 2012: Five outstanding faculty researchers and an interdisciplinary team have been honored with the university's 2012 Research Excellence Awards.

Faculty members nominated for N.C. A&T research awards

  • March 30, 2012: Seventeen outstanding faculty members at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and three interdisciplinary teams have been nominated for the university’s 2012 Research Excellence Awards.

Register now for Girl Scout STEM Workshop on April 21

  • March 15, 2012: If you know any Girl Scouts who just want to have fun, register them for the Girl Scout Day STEM Workshop, to be held Saturday April 21 at N.C. A&T. The event is put on by the N.C. A&T Society of Women Engineers.

A&T partnering on nano conference in India

  • March 5, 2012: N.C. A&T and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering are among the partners for the international Nanocon 012 conference in Pune, India, this fall.

NSF, FDA, A&T organize international workshop on biodegradable metals for medical implants

  • February 28, 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 public workshop on the emerging field of biodegradable metals.

30 freshman innovators, 13 fresh innovations: The N.C. A&T Freshman Innovation Challenge

  • February 23, 2012: 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.

Candidates for VC of DORED to visit in March

  • February 22, 2012: All members of the university community are invited to meet the four finalists for the position of vice chancellor for research and economic development.

Keynote speaker for Colors of Innovation 2012: Inventor and nuclear engineer Lonnie Johnson

  • February 15, 2012: Next week, approximately 100 Guilford County high school students will get a special look at the history of African American inventors and scientists as part of N.C. A&T State University’s second annual Colors of Innovation event.

EPA, A&T partner on research, education

  • January 27, 2012: The Environmental Protection Agency and N.C. A&T have formally agreed to work together to increase the number of environmental engineers and scientists, to improve the region’s environment, and to develop new solutions to environmental issues.

Faculty member edits new IT security journal

  • January 12, 2012: Dr. Justin Zhan of the Department of Computer Science is the editor of the new International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity.

Joint School receives $3.5 million for nanoengineering research

  • January 6, 2012: Three A&T nanoengineering professors at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) have been awarded research grants totaling $3.5 million.

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