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N.C. A&T Announces Second Cohort of SciTech Scholars

05/15/2020 in College of Science and Technology

The College of Science and Technology (CoST) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University selected 26 incoming freshmen to join the second cohort of SciTech Scholars for the 2020-21 academic school year. The SciTech Scholars Enrichment Program provides two-year renewable merit- and need-based scholarships to high school seniors who plan to study chemistry, physics, mathematics or electronics technology.

N.C. A&T, Consortium Partners Awarded $5.7M Diabetes Center Grant

04/28/2020 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health awarded $5.7 million to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and three North Carolina Diabetes Research Center (NCDRC) consortium partners. The award will support shared technological infrastructure for advancing innovative diabetes research and fostering interinstitutional collaborations in North Carolina.

N.C. A&T Air Force ROTC Cadet Selected to Join U.S. Space Force

04/22/2020 in College of Science and Technology

David Vermillion, a graduating physics student and Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) cadet at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been selected to join the U.S. Space Force (USSF), a newly-established branch of the Armed Forces. The military service is responsible for organizing, training and equipping forces as a means to protect U.S. and allied interests in space.

N.C. A&T Leverages Technology During COVID-19

04/15/2020 in Admissions, Student Affairs, Students

In the wake of COVID-19, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has shifted more than classes to the digital space. For the last month, university constituents have found applications like Zoom to be helpful for everything for information sessions to mental health support to additional learning opportunities.

N.C. A&T Researcher Conducts Pilot Study on Lead Exposure, Stress and Effects on Heart Health

04/08/2020 in Employees, College of Science and Technology

In its campaign to reduce lead poisoning, the World Health Organization consistently highlights data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which estimated that 1.06 million people died worldwide in 2017 because of lead exposure. Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Built Environment at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, conducted a pilot study to determine the role stress plays on cardiovascular disease risk markers in individuals who had been exposed to lead.

N.C. A&T Students Win Census Video Competition

04/01/2020

With the United States in a mad dash to make sure everyone was counted in the U.S. Census, two North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students did their part to make sure their peers are in the number. 

N.C. A&T Dedicates Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

02/27/2020

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University dedicated its Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics on Feb. 27 with a ceremony, tours and official presentation that attracted hundreds of luminaries representing the scope of Deese’s influence.

N.C. A&T Alumnus Deese Encourages Capital Campaign Contributions

02/24/2020

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University alumnus Willie A. Deese ’77 has begun a series of letters designed to push the university’s capital campaign, The Power of Do, past its goal of raising more than $100 million  by Dec. 31, 2020.

Inclement Weather Advisory

02/20/2020 in Employees, Students

In advance of expected inclement weather and poor traveling conditions later today, North Carolina A&T will move to Condition 2 at 2 p.m., with classes and events cancelled for the rest of the day and evening and the university on suspended operations.

N.C. A&T Announces Centers of Excellence Scholars

02/17/2020 in Research and Economic Development

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University announced Steven D. Cook ’82 ’85 has been named a scholar-in-residence at the Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education, and Outreach (CREO) and Sandra K. Johnson, Ph.D., has been named a visiting scholar at the Center of Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and CREO.

N.C. A&T Patent Improves the Detection of Defects in Aircraft

02/17/2020 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

A new patent from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will improve nondestructive evaluation methods for subsurface aircraft defects. The patent, “Normalized Defect Characterization of Pulse Thermographic Nondestructive Evaluation,” was awarded to mechanical engineering professor Mannur J. Sundaresan, Ph.D., and his former advisee, Letchuman Sripragash, Ph.D.

N.C. A&T Partners with Downtown Greensboro, Inc. to Prototype Self-driving Shuttles

02/10/2020 in College of Engineering

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University received $50,000 from Downtown Greensboro, Inc. (DGI) that will go toward prototyping and deploying two self-driving shuttles. The funds will be allocated to the newly established North Carolina Transportation Center of Excellence in Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology (NC-CAV) at N.C. A&T’s College of Engineering (COE).

N.C. A&T Board of Trustees to Hold Special Called Meeting Feb. 7

02/05/2020

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 5, 2020) – The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Board of Trustees will hold a special called meeting, at 8 a.m., Friday, Feb. 7, in the Chancellor’s Boardroom (Dowdy Rm. 424). A copy of the agenda is attached for review.

N.C. A&T Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Sit-In

02/03/2020

Hundreds came to the campus of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on Friday morning to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the A&T Four’s peaceful sit-in at Woolworth’s Department Store to seek equal service.

The Fifth Freshman: Aggies Who Supported the Sit-In Movement

01/27/2020 in Alumni

Feb. 1, 1960 is the day four courageous freshmen sat down to protest the segregated lunch counters at the F.W. Woolworth's store on Elm Street. Feb. 2, 1960, the four became 16 and many of those participants are still referred to as, "The Fifth Freshman."

Sang and colleagues receive competitive grant to study ginger, asthma

01/09/2020 in Research and Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Shengmin Sang, Ph.D., and his colleagues at Columbia University are planning to study ginger's effect on asthma as the recipients of a four-year, $1.8 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Highly competitive, R01 grants fund health-related research and development.

N.C. A&T to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Sit-In; Roland S. Martin to Keynote

01/09/2020 in Students

In celebration of the courageous and brave acts of Jibreel Khazan (formally Ezell Blair Jr.), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil and David Richmond – known collectively as the A&T Four – N.C. A&T will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Feb. 1, 1960 Sit-In with it Commemorative Program, beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, with special guest speaker, Roland Martin.