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  • JSNN SELECTED FOR NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY SITE - North Carolina A&T State University
    technology NSF has selected the Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor SENIC a collaboration between Georgia Institute of Technology s Institute of Electronics and Nanotechnology GT IEN N C A T and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro UNCG as a site for the prestigious National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure NNCI Dr Oliver Brand executive director of GT IEN will direct the SENIC program The work at A T and UNCG will be conducted at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering JSNN Nationwide NSF will provide a total of 81 million over five years to support 16 NNCI sites a network of user facilities to advance research education and infrastructure in nanoscale science engineering and technology The SENIC program will receive a total of 8 million in funding JSNN s portion of this funding is 1 8 million over five years NSF s long standing investments in nanotechnology infrastructure have helped the research community to make great progress by making research facilities available said Pramod Khargonekar assistant director for the NSF Directorate of Engineering NNCI will serve as a nationwide backbone for nanoscale research which will lead to continuing innovations and economic and societal benefits This grant will provide an affordable open and one stop shop to leading edge nanofabrication and characterization tools to a growing user community from academia government small and large companies across the southeastern United States said Dr Shyam Aravamudhan co principal investigator and assistant professor of nanoengineering at A T This is the first time that JSNN will be involved in this elite network of nanotechnology user facilities This new award is a testament to JSNN s core lab open use and shared user model that promotes access to its unique set of state of art tools faculty and staff expertise said Dr James Ryan founding dean of JSNN Dr Daniel Herr co PI and chair of nanoscience at UNCG said SENIC will strengthen and accelerate innovation in both traditional disciplines such as electronics and materials and newer areas such as computational nanotechnology biomedical and environmental sciences Dr Joseph L Graves Jr associate dean for research at JSNN added SENIC will greatly aid our local economies The 21st century will require a skilled workforce trained in the tools and techniques of nanotechnology This grant will allow us to implement a comprehensive education and outreach program embedded with lessons in socially and ethically responsible development and use of nanotechnology designed to reach a broad and diverse audience of students teachers and the public Points of Pride Academic Athletic Arts prev Engineering Lab The College of Engineering ranks No 1 for the number of degrees awarded to African Americans Research U S News and World Report ranks the COE in the top third of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs ERC Research N C A T is the home of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center ERC Ag Research SAES brought in more than 20 million in research grant funding Webb Hall The School of Agriculture and Environmental

    Original URL path: http://www.ncat.edu/news/2015/09/jsnn-national-nanotechnology-site.html (2016-02-18)
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  • N.C. A&T PARTNERS WITH DUKE TO FILL A CRUCIAL GAP IN BIOINFORMATIC TRAINING - North Carolina A&T State University
    in the Nation N C A T Siren Test Set for Sept 14 Annual Career Awareness Fair Set For Mid September N C A T Names New Police Chief N C A T PARTNERS WITH DUKE TO FILL A CRUCIAL GAP IN BIOINFORMATIC TRAINING North Carolina A T State University and Duke University have been awarded a 3 million National Science Foundation NSF Research Traineeship grant to develop a program for graduate students who are interested in microbiome research Designed to transcend communication barriers between disciplines and promote team science the five year grant will enable project leaders across both institutions to create an interdisciplinary educational platform for biologists engineers computer scientists and biostatisticians The new training program will address current training gaps by creating an educational model where microbiologists engineers statisticians and other empirical scientists will be cross trained with theorists model builders and computational scientists They will also learn to engage with the community through outreach activities aimed at promoting science and engineering to the general public The project is a collaboration between N C A T nanoengineering natural resources and environmental design biology and computer science and various entities of Duke s campus including the Pratt School of Engineering the Nicholas School of the Environment Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine The program will have an emphasis on the recruitment of minority students and women in fields in which they have been severely underrepresented It presents an opportunity to bring students together who do not typically interact to open their eyes to other activities or careers that they might not have otherwise heard about The desire is for the program to better prepare students to meet future research needs and accelerate research innovation A unique feature of our team is the presence of women and underrepresented minority faculty in the core leadership of the project This is usually not the case in these fields said Joseph L Graves Jr associate dean for research at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering A T and UNC Greensboro who is a co principal investigator on the grant Points of Pride Academic Athletic Arts prev Engineering Lab The College of Engineering ranks No 1 for the number of degrees awarded to African Americans Research U S News and World Report ranks the COE in the top third of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs ERC Research N C A T is the home of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center ERC Ag Research SAES brought in more than 20 million in research grant funding Webb Hall The School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences SAES is the largest among the nation s HBCUs F D Bluford Library F D Bluford Library is one of the region s premier research libraries Engineering Professor and Student The MSIT Online Program in the School of Technology is nationally ranked by U S News World Report next prev Academic Excellence A T had ninety eight student athletes earn a cumulative

    Original URL path: http://www.ncat.edu/news/2015/09/bioinformatic-training.html (2016-02-18)
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  • COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ANNOUNCES GLOBAL LECTURE SERIES - North Carolina A&T State University
    Oct 1 in the General Classroom Building Auditorium room A218 The theme of the lecture is Science and Society Advancing Humanity The event is free and open to the public Malcom is an advocate for STEM girls and women s education locally and globally Her presentation will touch upon the importance of education and advancing the careers of girls and women in the STEM fields Malcom is a trustee of Caltech a regent of Morgan State University and a member of the SUNY Research Council She is a former member of the National Science Board the policymaking body of the National Science Foundation and served on President Clinton s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology A native of Birmingham Alabama Malcom received her doctorate in ecology from Pennsylvania State University master s in zoology from UCLA and bachelor s with distinction in zoology from the University of Washington She holds 16 honorary degrees Willie A Deese is a 1977 alumnus of North Carolina A T State University He is also the former chairman of the university s board of trustees Deese is executive vice president and president of the Merck Manufacturing Division with responsibility for the company s worldwide manufacturing operations In 2013 Deese gave a generous donation to the College of Arts and Sciences to endow a global lecture series Points of Pride Academic Athletic Arts prev Engineering Lab The College of Engineering ranks No 1 for the number of degrees awarded to African Americans Research U S News and World Report ranks the COE in the top third of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs ERC Research N C A T is the home of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center ERC Ag Research SAES brought in more than 20 million in research grant funding Webb Hall

    Original URL path: http://www.ncat.edu/news/2015/09/shirley-malcom.html (2016-02-18)
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  • N.C. A&T HOMECOMING CONCERT TO FEATURE ‘THRILL SEEKERS’ FUTURE, WALE - North Carolina A&T State University
    lineup is based on the Homecoming Survey we send out at the end of the spring semester to accurately assess the opinions of the student population said Emani Terry the vice president of external affairs for the Student Government Association Judging from the thousands of tickets that have already been sold to students and the general public this chosen line up we re marketing as the Thrill Seekers will bring the anticipated thrill and high energy to the celebratory environment our renowned homecoming is known for Eight days of student events begin Sunday Oct 18 and includes a comedy show featuring Sommore and Cedric the Entertainer a gospel concert featuring Fred Hammond Donnie McClurkin and others and pep rally All student tickets are available at the N C A T ticket office in Brown Hall Here is a partial list of events Sunday Oct 18 Mister and Miss A T Coronation and Reception 5 10 p m Corbett Sports Center Admission Free tickets are required Monday Oct 19 Greatest Homecoming on Earth Countdown 9 30 p m 1 30 a m Corbett Sports Center Admission 5 A T Students valid ID required Tuesday Oct 20 HBCU Entrepreneur s Connection Summit 6 8 p m General Classroom Building Admission Free Wednesday Oct 21 Homecoming Comedy Show Featuring Sommore and Cedric the Entertainer 7 30 p m Corbett Sports Center Admission 17 50 20 A T Students valid ID required 27 50 public Thursday Oct 22 U Time The Homecoming Pregame 11 a m 1 p m Moore Gym Temporary Union Admission Free Pep Rally Featuring A T Sports Teams 6 p m Corbett Sports Center Admission Free Friday Oct 23 SGA Reception 10 a m noon Alumni Foundation Event Center Admission Free and open to the public business casual attire requested Queens Reception 12 30 2 30 p m Alumni Foundation Event Center Admission Free and open to the public business casual attire requested National Pan Hellenic Step Show 7 30 p m Greensboro Coliseum 1921 W Lee St Admission 15 A T students valid ID required 18 50 public 23 50 day of show Saturday Oct 24 Parade 8 a m Start Morrow Boulevard End Aggie Stadium Game vs Howard University 1 p m Aggie Stadium Admission 35 general admission 45 reserved SGA SUAB Homecoming Concert Featuring Future Wale Fetty Wap Rae Sremmurd and Young Dro 7 30 p m Greensboro Coliseum 1921 W Lee St Admission 44 50 49 50 59 50 Limited amount of student tickets available only at the A T Ticket Office valid ID required Sunday Oct 25 Festival of Praise Gospel Show Featuring Fred Hammond Donnie McClurkin Kim Burrell and Hezekiah Walker 6 p m Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center 1921 W Lee St Admission 15 17 50 A T students valid ID required 29 50 public Points of Pride Academic Athletic Arts prev Engineering Lab The College of Engineering ranks No 1 for the number of degrees awarded to African Americans Research U S

    Original URL path: http://www.ncat.edu/news/2015/09/2015homecoming.html (2016-02-18)
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  • N.C. A&T Siren Test Set for Sept. 14 - North Carolina A&T State University
    Nation N C A T Siren Test Set for Sept 14 Annual Career Awareness Fair Set For Mid September N C A T Names New Police Chief N C A T Siren Test Set for Sept 14 A siren test will be conducted at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University at 10 30 a m on Monday September 14 2015 This is a university wide siren test for Fall 2015 conducted by the university s emergency management team The test will last for approximately 10 minutes We will continue to test our emergency systems and communications plan throughout the year to ensure the safety of our students faculty staff and community said Timothy Johnson emergency management coordinator During the test the campus will be notified through various communications vehicles including text email web and social media For more information contact The Office of Emergency Management at 336 285 2405 Points of Pride Academic Athletic Arts prev Engineering Lab The College of Engineering ranks No 1 for the number of degrees awarded to African Americans Research U S News and World Report ranks the COE in the top third of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs ERC Research N C A T is the home of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center ERC Ag Research SAES brought in more than 20 million in research grant funding Webb Hall The School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences SAES is the largest among the nation s HBCUs F D Bluford Library F D Bluford Library is one of the region s premier research libraries Engineering Professor and Student The MSIT Online Program in the School of Technology is nationally ranked by U S News World Report next prev Academic Excellence A T had ninety eight student athletes earn a cumulative 3 0 grade

    Original URL path: http://www.ncat.edu/news/2015/09/siren-test.html (2016-02-18)
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  • ANNUAL CAREER AWARENESS FAIR SET FOR MID-SEPTEMBER - North Carolina A&T State University
    N C A T Siren Test Set for Sept 14 Annual Career Awareness Fair Set For Mid September N C A T Names New Police Chief ANNUAL CAREER AWARENESS FAIR SET FOR MID SEPTEMBER For the 41st consecutive year North Carolina A T State University will open its campus and give access to undergraduate and graduate students as well as career seekers during the annual Career Awareness Fair 9 a m 3 p m Wednesday Sept 16 The Office of Career Services the event sponsor has secured 176 employers to set up in Corbett Sports Arena to offer opportunities to network with representatives to discuss industry trends employment opportunities gather information and build relationships They will be able to speak one on one with employers to obtain career guidance and advice as well as distribute or upload resumes for potential full time co op or summer internship positions said Joyce Edwards executive director of career services Professional dress is required and students should bring resumes as a hard copy and on a flash drive A complete listing of participating employers can be found at www ncat edu careerservices To help students prepare the OCS will offer in person and online opportunities for resume assistance and critique as well as tips on professional attire and how to research employers Student information can be found on the OCS website Prior to the career fair the Office of Career Services will host the Career Awareness Program Banquet with the theme Laying a Foundation for Success at 6 45 p m Tuesday Sept 15 in the Imperial Ball Room at the Koury Convention Center 3121 Gate City Blvd formerly High Point Road Greensboro The speaker for the banquet is Ron J Edwards associate chief counsel at John Deere Financial in Des Moines Iowa In that position he provides legal advice on U S lease transactions global trade finance transactions in Latin America and structured finance deals Edwards joined Deere Company as an intern in 2006 and began his full time career in 2007 as an attorney in the securities and finance practice group Points of Pride Academic Athletic Arts prev Engineering Lab The College of Engineering ranks No 1 for the number of degrees awarded to African Americans Research U S News and World Report ranks the COE in the top third of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs ERC Research N C A T is the home of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center ERC Ag Research SAES brought in more than 20 million in research grant funding Webb Hall The School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences SAES is the largest among the nation s HBCUs F D Bluford Library F D Bluford Library is one of the region s premier research libraries Engineering Professor and Student The MSIT Online Program in the School of Technology is nationally ranked by U S News World Report next prev Academic Excellence A T had ninety eight student athletes earn a cumulative 3 0 grade point

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  • Media Materials: Morrill Act 125th Anniversary - North Carolina A&T State University
    of toil This Act was introduced by Sen Justin Morrill of Vermont known as the Father of the Land Grant Institutions A magnanimous leader Morrill s vision was about education for all social classes and a shift from predominantly classical studies to applied studies preparing students for the real world and advancing the nation by providing the opportunity to educate all classes of its citizenry Not only was Morrill a visionary of true democracy in higher education he was also an abolitionist In 1865 about four million hard working but primarily illiterate blacks were set free from slavery According to Morrill They are members of the American family and their advancement concerns us all Thus he introduced The Second Morrill Act of 1890 which included this class of laborers Congress passed the Act including a stipulation that African Americans were to be included in the U S Land Grant University Higher Education System without discrimination The 17 Southern and border states would not consent to the admission of blacks to their institutions Therefore in the legislation those states were allowed to establish a second land grant institution which became known as the Negro Land Grant Institutions Today these 17 institutions along with Tuskegee University and Central State University in Ohio are known as the 1890s The Second Morrill Act of 1890 set the stage for 125 years of providing access to education and enhancing opportunities for all It is this achievement that N C A T celebrates in 2015 together with the entire 1890 Land Grant University community Today N C A T and the other 1890 Land Grant Universities are ladders to opportunity for students seeking a superior education We create a campus climate that fosters student satisfaction and a sense of community as evidenced by our College of Engineering ranking No 1 for the number of degrees awarded to African Americans and our School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences recently becoming the largest school of its kind in the nation s historically black colleges and universities As a network of historically black colleges and universities dedicated to providing educational opportunity for all people through innovative scientific research and community minded Cooperative Extension programs the 1890 Land Grant Universities are Providing relevant and distinctive teaching programs for a broad spectrum of students but particularly for first generation college students and those who have limited opportunities Addressing health disparities and obesity prevention Enhancing capacity marketability profitability sustainability and discovery in agricultural enterprises for small and limited resource operations Engaging young people through leadership development 4 H and other programs and activities that enhance their understanding and interest in STEM education and careers Developing and expanding national and international access to sufficient safe and nutritious food Enhancing the resilience of families individuals and communities for upward social and economic mobility Engaging individuals and communities in environmental stewardship Conducting cutting edge research to generate new knowledge and solutions to global challenges Tomorrow N C A T and the 1890 Land Grant University

    Original URL path: http://www.ncat.edu/about/leadership/chancellor/university-relations/media-resources/morrill-125.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Employment Opportunities - North Carolina A&T State University
    Copyright Notice Employment Opportunities Points of Pride Academic Athletic Arts prev Engineering Lab The College of Engineering ranks No 1 for the number of degrees awarded to African Americans Research U S News and World Report ranks the COE in the top third of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs ERC Research N C A T is the home of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center ERC Ag Research SAES brought in more than 20 million in research grant funding Webb Hall The School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences SAES is the largest among the nation s HBCUs F D Bluford Library F D Bluford Library is one of the region s premier research libraries Engineering Professor and Student The MSIT Online Program in the School of Technology is nationally ranked by U S News World Report next prev Academic Excellence A T had ninety eight student athletes earn a cumulative 3 0 grade point average or higher for the 2011 2012 academic year Janay Ferrell Freshmen Janay Ferrell placed seventh at the Robert Shumke HBCU Classic Jarrell Elliott Track and Field sprinter Jarrell Elliott qualified for the Olympic trials Aggie Baseball sliding to home Aggie baseball player Xavier Macklin was drafted in the 12th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft Aggie Track Field Aggies will host the 2013 Junior National Olympics Shakia Forbes N C A T long jumper Shakia Forbes became the first Aggie female to earn All American honors in a field event Aggie s Baseball homerun North Carolina A T has had 16 players drafted to the major leagues next prev Graduation Crowd The College of Arts and Sciences awards one third of the university s degrees each year University Choir University Choir has performed for President Obama at the White House Music Director

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