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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 Faculty Member Organizes International Workshop on Air Quality Decline in African Cities

06/22/2020 in College of Science and Technology

Solomon Bililign, Ph.D., a professor of physics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, is the chair of a nine-person international committee for a three-day workshop on Pilot Design for Air Quality in Africa, which will be held at the University of Maryland College Park this fall. Experts from the U.S., Ethiopia and Europe will develop research methodology to better measure and understand sources and chemistry of pollutants in emerging African megacities like Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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 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 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 Faculty Member Participates in American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

12/17/2019 in College of Science and Technology

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that approximately 7 million people die annually due to outdoor and household air pollution, and nearly 1 million of those deaths are concentrated in the African region. Understanding and quantifying that pollution is critical to resolving it and saving lives. Solomon Bililign, Ph.D., a professor of physics at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, led an international team from Ethiopia, Botswana and Appalachian State University in a critical proof-of-concept study resulting in measurements suitable for long-term aerosol monitoring in Africa, which they presented last week at the American Geophysical Union annual conference in San Francisco – the world’s largest scientific gathering.

N.C. A&T Recognizes Seven Distinguished Alumni during Fall Convocation

10/24/2019 in Academic Affairs, Alumni, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Science and Technology

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University celebrated its annual Fall Convocation program Thursday, Oct. 24, in Harrison Auditorium. The program recognized student athletes for their academic and athletic accomplishments and welcomed back alumni for “The Greatest Homecoming on Earth” celebration.