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Research and Economic Development, College of Education
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has established an interdisciplinary partnership with Curriculum Associates to support diversity in the education and assessment fields.
Research and Economic Development
To identify strategies for enhancing the undergraduate research enterprise, the University of North Carolina (UNC) System has awarded $35,000 to a team of researchers from N.C. A&T, Winston-Salem State University and Fayetteville State University.
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University received a $3-million investment from Dominion Energy Foundation to increase student workforce readiness in the power and energy sectors.
Students, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
East Dockery, a junior journalism and mass communication student at North Carolina A&T, was named the 2020 Ed Bradley Scholar by The Radio Television Digital News Foundation.
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N.C. A&T Partners with NBCUniversal News Group in Newly-Launched, Nationwide Journalism Academy

01/14/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is joining NBC Universal News Group and 16 academic institutions across the nation in the newly-launched NBCU Academy, a journalism training and development program for four-year university and community college students. NBCUniversal News Group announced the $6.5 million, multi-year partnership today, enhancing its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by creating pathways for storytellers in underrepresented groups.

N.C. A&T College of Engineering Department Changes Name, Expands Curriculum

12/28/2020 in College of Engineering

The newly renamed Department of Computational Data Science and Engineering (CDSE) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is changing more than just its name. The updated master’s program, now called Data Science and Engineering, and the updated doctoral program, Computational Data Science and Engineering, both offer new courses and focuses relevant to the future of engineering disciplines.

N.C. A&T Researchers Continue Development of Science Capital Assessment Tool for HBCU STEM Students

12/28/2020 in College of Science and Technology

According to a 2018 Pew Research Center analysis, Blacks represented only 9% of employees in STEM-related fields. One study has also shown that Black and Hispanic students either transfer or drop out of these programs at higher rates than white students. Researchers at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are addressing these challenges by developing an assessment tool to measure historically Black colleges and universities students’ science capital and leverage the information to create strategies that enhance their motivation and retention in STEM.

N.C. A&T, Verizon Address Digital Divide through Virtual STEM Academy, Provide Equipment for Local Students

12/28/2020

The pandemic highlights disparities in access, including access to technology for young students who were thrust into remote learning. In response, leaders at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University established a virtual STEM academy for the summer and academic school year and provided laptops to 60 students at Allen Middle School after receiving a $50,000 COVID-19 relief grant from Verizon.

Addressing Diabetes-associated Health Disparities: A Wake-up Call Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

12/22/2020 in College of Health and Human Sciences

According to the Centers for Disease Control, adults living with diabetes are at an increased risk of experiencing severe illness or complications when exposed to COVID-19. The disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the country and disproportionately affects minority ethnic groups and economically disadvantaged populations. Type 2 diabetes is driven by the obesity crisis. Obesity prevalence is especially pronounced in many Southeastern states, including North Carolina. The North Carolina Diabetes Research Center (NCDRC), a consortium comprised of Wake Forest University, UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Duke University, hosted a successful virtual workshop for faculty members from academic research institutions in North Carolina and surrounding states during Diabetes Awareness Month. The focus of this year’s workshop was “Addressing Diabetes-related Health Disparities in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” N.C. A&T leads the NCDRC Enrichment Program, which organized the workshop.

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