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A&T Breaks Ground for Bluford Residence Hall

02/23/2024 in Student Affairs, Students

Local dignitaries joined North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University leaders – including many students – to officially break ground Thursday, Feb. 22, for Bluford Residence Hall, the university’s first new dormitory in nearly two decades.

Honors College Hosts Successful 2024 Honors Weekend

02/20/2024 in Honors College

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Honors College welcomed more than 160 highly accomplished potential students, along with their parents and guardians, to campus for its Honors Weekend on Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17.

USDA Announces Investment in CAES Environmental Justice Project during Campus Visit

01/25/2024 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small made her inaugural visit to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to see firsthand the ways the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is using the federal agency’s funding to advance programs, research and scholarships. She also came to bring good news: USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will invest nearly $1 million in a new A&T project to help advance environmental justice in agriculture through its Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI.)

N.C. A&T to Celebrate 64th Anniversary of A&T Four’s Historic Sit-In

01/24/2024 in Alumni, Students

The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University community will gather once again Feb. 1 to celebrate the remarkable legacy of four A&T freshmen who electrified the civil rights movement in 1960 with their courageous sit-in at the downtown Greensboro Woolworth’s lunch counter – an event that served as a catalyst to change public accommodations laws across the nation.

Three A&T Students Selected for Astronaut Scholarship, Make HBCU History

01/23/2024 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Honors College

Three North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University undergraduate students have been selected as 2023 Astronaut Scholars, an elite scholarship awarded annually to the nation’s most academically accomplished students pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degrees.

A&T Landscape Architecture Students Blaze Trail through Toyota Battery Property

01/22/2024 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Design

A 300-acre tract of woodland in Liberty, North Carolina, on the southwest corner of Toyota North Carolina’s battery manufacturing plant site, will soon take on new features as an environmental education forest, thanks to the talents of seven students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s landscape architecture program.

N.C. A&T Professor Co-organizes International Air Quality Conference in Ethiopia

01/17/2024 in College of Science and Technology

Solomon Bililign, Ph.D., a professor of physics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, co-organized the “Together for cleaner air in Ethiopia” international conference held at Addis Ababa University. The three-day conference hosted 80 attendees from Ethiopia, Europe and the U.S., including air quality researchers and regulators, health professionals, community members and policymakers. Lund University in collaboration with local universities also co-organized the conference.

ACE, Carnegie Foundation Renew A&T’s Prestigious ‘Community Engagement’ Classification

01/09/2024 in Community and Rural Development

The American Council on Education (ACE) and the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching announced that North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of 40 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the 2024 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement.

N.C. A&T Professor Contributes to State of Climate Report, Efforts Addressing Climate Change

01/03/2024 in College of Science and Technology

More than 570 scientists in over 60 countries contributed to the 2022 State of the Climate Report, which revealed “Earth’s greenhouse gas concentrations were the highest on record, heatwaves shattered temperature records across the planet, the Arctic was warm and wet and the ocean heat and global sea level were also the highest on record,” among other findings.