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N.C. A&T Computer Science Student Interviews 2019 Abel Prize Winner at 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

10/16/2020 in College of Engineering

Janelle C. Mason, a North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University computer science Ph.D. candidate, recently interviewed 2019 Abel Prize winner, Karen Uhlenbeck, Ph.D., as part of the eighth Heidelberg Laureate Forum. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which Mason shared with Jacqueline Godoy Mesquita, Ph.D., a professor of mathematics at the University of Brasília in Brazil, resulted in a humbling and well-deserved experience.

N.C. A&T to Host Virtual Health Equity Symposium, Call for Proposals

10/12/2020 in College of Health and Human Sciences

This year has been rife with tensions and tragedies around race and social justice. Between protests for justice, and the health disparities laid bare by COVID-19, the need to address health and healthcare-related inequalities cannot be overstated. The College of Health and Human Sciences is answering this call by hosting in a two-day virtual symposium on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 for A&T faculty, staff and students, faith communities in Guilford, Rockingham and Alamance counties, partners at Cone Health and NC Action Coalition, and community members. The goal of this year’s symposium is to generate a robust discussion on prevention, health behaviors, healthcare experiences and best practices for moving forward.

N.C. A&T Engineering Faculty Awarded $449K to Futurize Naval Communications Equipment

09/18/2020 in College of Engineering

A team of undergraduate, graduate and faculty researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University won a highly competitive $449,052 grant from the Department of the Navy’s HBCU/MI program to collaborate with the Navy on improving radio frequency (RF) communication systems. The research will use gallium nitride (GaN) device technology to create smaller and more efficient solid state-based RF amplifiers.

N.C. A&T Receives IBM Quantum Research Center Designation, Joins Broader HBCU Education Initiative

09/17/2020 in College of Engineering, College of Science and Technology

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University joins IBM’s newly established collaboration today with 13 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to equip students pursuing quantum computing careers. The IBM-HBCU Quantum Center is a multi-year investment, and A&T’s proven strengths in ground-breaking STEM research and academic rigor resulted in the university’s selection and designation as one of five HBCU leading quantum research centers in the partnership.

N.C. A&T Receives $550K NSF Award to Establish a Network of Self-Driving Shuttles

09/08/2020 in College of Engineering

An interdisciplinary research team at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has received $550,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a Testbed of Connected Autonomous MicroTransit Vehicles. This funding is in addition to the $235,000 contribution from A&T’s College of Engineering (COE), Downtown Greensboro Incorporated (DGI) and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), for an overall investment of $785,000. 

N.C. A&T, Partners Kick Off Biology of Cancer Semester-long Seminar Series to Increase Cancer Awareness

08/31/2020 in College of Science and Technology

Checo J. Rorie, Ph.D., interim chair of the Department of Biology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, along with professors at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and UNC-Chapel Hill, created The Biology of Cancer: Exploring the Role of Race, Class, and Socioeconomics in the Underserved and the Underrepresented, a semester-long course that primarily introduces HBCU students to cancer research, treatment and public health topics. The live webinar series is free and open to any major as well as the general public and will feature presentations from cancer biologists, physicians and other public health experts and specialists.

CoST Chair Named Society of Fire Protection Engineers Fellow

08/04/2020 in College of Science and Technology

Aixi Zhou, Ph.D., P.E., chair of the Department of Applied Engineering Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been named a 2020 Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Fellow. Zhou, an SFPE member since 2008, was selected along with only eight other members in recognition of their achievements in the field and outstanding contributions to society. Since its inception in 1950, the international organization has named only 322 fellows out of its 4,700 members.

N.C. A&T-led Team Awarded $238K to Address Barriers to STEM Workforce Diversity

07/22/2020 in College of Science and Technology

To learn more about the impact service learning, course-based research experiences (SL-CURE) can have on students, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $238,214 to researchers in the College of Science and Technology (CoST) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The funding will support a collaborative research project across multiple institutions to study a hybrid course designed to influence students from various disciplines and their perceptions, interests and motivations to pursue careers in STEM and research.

N.C. A&T Team Determines Method to Improve Shelf-Life of Peanuts

07/13/2020 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

A study led by Jianmei Yu, Ph.D., a research associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, evaluated whether the protease treatment of peanuts will have an impact on the oxidative stability during storage. Yu’s previous study showed this treatment was more effective than others in reducing the allergen content of peanuts.

N.C. A&T Researchers Receive $200K to Study Psychosocial Determinants of Successful Remote Learning

07/07/2020 in College of Health and Human Sciences

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $200,000 grant to an interdisciplinary team at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to study the psychosocial determinants of successful remote learning among students from N.C. A&T and other public HBCUs. The faculty team consists of investigators with complementary expertise: lead principal investigator Adrienne Aiken Morgan, Ph.D. (psychology), Anna Lee, Ph.D. (psychology), Stephanie Teixeira-Poit, Ph.D. (social work and sociology), Jeannette Wade, Ph.D. (social work and sociology), Smriti Shrestha, Ph.D. (statistician, nursing), and Christopher Doss, Ph.D. (electrical and computer engineering).

N.C. A&T College of Engineering Department Chair Honored with Two Awards

07/06/2020 in College of Engineering

Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Ph.D., chair of the civil architectural and environmental engineering department at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, received awards from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and Michigan State University (MSU), where she earned her M.S. in chemical engineering and Ph.D. in environmental engineering. Luster-Teasley, an N.C. &T alumna, won the ASEE Environmental Division Service Award and was recognized by MSU with the 2020 Civil and Environmental Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award.

N.C. A&T Hosts Online Development Workshops for Faculty

06/22/2020 in Academic Affairs

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (IT) project at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University developed a two-part online workshop series for approximately 25 N.C. A&T and Elizabeth City State University faculty members. The series, “CURE-M: A Novel Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Institute with Culturally Responsive Mentor CRM) Training,” was funded by a UNC System Undergraduate Research Program grant.

N.C. A&T Computer Science Student Receives White House Initiative Honor

06/18/2020 in College of Engineering

Oluchi Chukwunyere, a rising senior studying computer science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been selected by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities as a 2020 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar. Chukwunyere is among 44 students selected from 33 HBCUs nationwide to receive the initiative’s highest honor based on academic achievements, campus leadership, civic engagement and entrepreneurial spirit.

Seven N.C. A&T Faculty Members Honored for Outstanding Research Contributions

06/05/2020 in Research and Economic Development

The Division of Research and Economic Development (DORED) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University recognized seven faculty members for research contributions to their respective fields. A panel of 15 faculty members considered 29 researchers and selected winners based on rigorous criteria. The winners will receive stipends and plaques to recognize their achievements.

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 Health and Human 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 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).

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 Names Clemson Research Official Vice Chancellor for Research, Economic Development

12/18/2019 in Research and Economic Development

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has named a Clemson University administrator and researcher its new vice chancellor for Research and Economic Development. Eric Muth, Ph.D., is associate dean for research and graduate studies and a professor of psychology at Clemson. During his tenure as associate dean, he also served as chair of the university’s Intellectual Property and Conflict of Interest committees.

AGGIES RETURN TO CELEBRATION BOWL FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR

11/25/2019

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is returning to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl for a third straight year after thrashing archrival North Carolina Central 54-0 during Senior Day on Saturday at BB&T Stadium and claiming a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) regular season championship.

Students at N.C. A&T Learn the Process and Principles of Self-Love at Chancellor’s Speaker Series

10/04/2019 in Students, Chancellor’s Speaker Series

From the moment Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. took the stage at Harrison Auditorium for the Chancellor’s Speaker Series, “Love the Skin You’re In,” Oct. 3, student engagement was intense and consuming. From Martin’s comments regarding his experiences dealing with the effects of colorism to the daily experiences of guest panelists Laverne Cox, Shaun Ross and Amber Riley, the conversation was informative and transformational.