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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.

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.

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. 

N.C. A&T Receives Department of Energy Funding to Establish Climate Resiliency Center

09/29/2023 in College of Science and Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has funded North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s proposal to establish the “Climate Resiliency Center (CRC) in Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.” The announcement is in conjunction with the first White House Summit on Building Climate Resilient Communities and various actions the administration is taking to address a changing climate.

N.C. A&T, LANL Study Optical Properties of Aerosols from African Biomass Fuel Burning

06/09/2023 in Research and Economic Development, College of Science and Technology

Research teams from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico have initiated the first phases of the African Combustion Aerosol Collaborative Intercomparison Analysis (ACACIA) pilot study. The project titled “Studies of optical and chemical properties of aged and fresh biomass burning absorbing aerosols for climate models” is funded by the Department of Energy.

N.C. A&T’s Bililign Hosted International Workshop on Air Quality in Africa

01/20/2023 in College of Science and Technology

Solomon Bililign, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Science and Technology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, chaired a follow up international workshop on air quality in Africa from Jan. 17-19. More than 80 attendees participated either virtually or in-person during the three-day workshop held at the Carnegie Mellon University Africa campus in Kigali, Rwanda.

N.C. A&T Research Team Participates in American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

12/16/2022 in Research and Economic Development, College of Science and Technology, The Graduate College

A research team comprised of professors, post-doctoral and graduate student researchers from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University presented at the 2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in Chicago. Solomon Bililign, Ph.D., Marc N. Fiddler, Ph.D., Vaios Moschos, Ph.D., Janica Gordon, Markie’Sha James and Megan Mouton participated in poster and oral presentations that focused on research related to air quality and health in Africa.

N.C. A&T, Alamance Community College Partner on No-cost Precision Machining Training

12/12/2022 in Research and Economic Development, College of Science and Technology

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Alamance Community College (ACC) today kicked off the first Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining training of its kind in North Carolina. America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), a U.S. Department of Defense program designed to reestablish American leadership in the machine tool industry, provides online and in-person training – all at no cost.

N.C. A&T, Chemours Establish Partnership to Enhance Research Opportunities for Faculty, Students

04/28/2022 in Research and Economic Development, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and The Chemours Company have agreed to partner over the next three years to enhance research, educational and coaching opportunities for faculty and graduate students in areas related to chemistry and chemical engineering.

N.C. A&T CoST Hosts 2022 Virtual SciTech Week March 21-26

03/21/2022 in College of Science and Technology

N.C. A&T's College of Science and Technology (CoST) is hosting its annual SciTech Week, March 21-26. This year’s overarching theme is “Unapologetically Melanated and STEM Educated: Representing the Underrepresented in STEM,” as the college seeks to inspire K-12 Black and brown students as well as collegiate students to pursue STEM degrees and careers.

N.C. A&T, Partners to Incorporate Drone Data to Inform and Improve Flood Response

12/17/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Science and Technology

Leila Hashemi Beni, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Built Environment at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, will lead a project to address gaps in flood extent mapping capabilities by incorporating data gathered by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, and implementing deep learning models. She will contribute data science expertise and collaborate with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA).