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The Division of Research and Economic Development (DORED) is the administrative unit that manages N.C. A&T’s research enterprise. We invite you to learn more about how research at N.C. A&T advances education, fosters community engagement and catalyzes economic development.

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Research Workshop on Hunger Relief and Food Security, Dec 1st - McNair Hall

Food Desert

Come out to hear the final semester research projects of the graduate students in the IS4Good Data Analytics program on Hunger Relief and Food Security. Students will be presenting their work in poster presentation style networking event. Breakout sessions are provided on (1) Best practices for engaging with industry professionals in the hunger relief domain and (2) Career opportunities in data analytics. Register here…

DORED Celebrates Issuance of European and U.S. Patents

Patent Wall

A European patent was recently issued to faculty researchers in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Mohamed Ahmedna, Dr. Jianmei Yu and Dr. Ipek Goktepe are the proud recipients of European counterpart to U.S. Patent No. 8,211,485 issued in July 2012. The researchers’ claims are generally directed to a method for reducing the allergenic protein content of a blanched or roasted peanut kernel by contacting the kernel with at least 0.001%(w/w) of an endopeptidase enzyme; such enzymes include pepsin, trypsin or alpha-chymotrypsin. In addition, Dr. Yeoheung Yun and Dr. Youngmi Koo in the College of Engineering have received U.S. Patent No. 10,128,512, entitled “Paper-based Magnesium Battery and the Use Thereof,” which relates generally to paper-based magnesium batteries such as those found in wearable or point-of-care devices.

A&T Student Places in Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

Courtney Turner

Journalism and Mass Communication student Courtney Turner received an honorable mention at the undergraduate academic poster competition sponsored by the Black Doctoral Network, which held its national conference October 25-27 in Charlotte, N.C. His poster, “The Black Panther Effect: Movie Ups Aggie Swag,” summarized survey results from a pilot study of nearly 260 N.C. A&T students about their reaction to the movie. It was the first time in the history of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department that a student has placed in a national undergraduate research poster competition. His poster was among 45 entered in this year’s BDN Undergraduate Research competition from such universities as Loyola Marymount, Rutgers, UNC-Chapel Hill and Florida A&M. Read more…

N.C. A&T Uses Drones to Bring “Smart Agriculture” to the Aggie Farm

Smart Ag Drones

A team of N.C. A&T researchers led by Dr. Ali Karimoddini received a three-year, $600K grant from the National Science Foundation to fly a team of drones above the university’s 492-acre farm, located off McConnell Road on the east side of Greensboro, for crop health monitoring, a revolutionary step toward smart agriculture. Unlike traditional crop management methods that use farmers or ground vehicles for assessing crop health status, using autonomous technology to perform aerial monitoring of agricultural fields saves time and money, while preventing damage to crops. Read more…

DORED is Pleased to Welcome Stephanie Evans to Our Team!

Stephanie Evans

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Stephanie Evans, our newest Research Compliance Officer and IRB Administrator! Stephanie joins N.C. A&T after 11 years in a similar role at Winston-Salem State University. She is excited to serve a larger institution with more research activity, and looks forward to this next chapter in her career. Stephanie is a resident of Greensboro, did her undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Pastoral Care/Ethics Leadership at Carolina Christian College. She is a vocalist in a community music program, also enjoying music ministry in her church. Stephanie considers herself a dog person and has pictures to back it up! Please stop by office #422 to say hello, or you can give her a call at 285-3179. Stephanie’s email address is sevans3@ncat.edu.

Dr. Beni Using UAVs for Flood Mapping and Management


Dr. Leila Hashemi Beni, an assistant professor in the Geomatics Program in the Department of Built Environment in the College of Science and Technology, is using unmanned autonomous vehicles as remote sensing mechanisms to develop flood mapping in the state of North Carolina. Supported by a three-year, $300K grant through the National Science Foundation, Beni’s project is designed to gain a fundamental understanding of UAV data processing and to develop a research program on remote sensing data processing for environmental management. The NSF grant provides programming support for research experiences impacting both high school and undergraduate students, whose research will be further integrated into new undergraduate and graduate curriculum at the university. Read more…

DORED Unveils 2018 Annual Report


Please take a few moments to revisit and celebrate the research success that N.C. A&T faculty brought to the university in Fiscal Year 2018. From autonomous vehicles, to engineering a better food bank, to additive manufacturing, to exploring the medicinal uses of ginger, Aggie researchers are advancing education, fostering community engagement and catalyzing economic development. Enjoy these stories about innovative solutions that address the challenges and economic needs of North Carolina, the nation and the world! View the Annual Report Here…

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