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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 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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