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A&T Breaks Ground for Bluford Residence Hall

02/23/2024 in Student Affairs, Students

Local dignitaries joined North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University leaders – including many students – to officially break ground Thursday, Feb. 22, for Bluford Residence Hall, the university’s first new dormitory in nearly two decades.

Honors College Hosts Successful 2024 Honors Weekend

02/20/2024 in Honors College

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Honors College welcomed more than 160 highly accomplished potential students, along with their parents and guardians, to campus for its Honors Weekend on Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17.

USDA Announces Investment in CAES Environmental Justice Project during Campus Visit

01/25/2024 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small made her inaugural visit to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to see firsthand the ways the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is using the federal agency’s funding to advance programs, research and scholarships. She also came to bring good news: USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will invest nearly $1 million in a new A&T project to help advance environmental justice in agriculture through its Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI.)

N.C. A&T to Celebrate 64th Anniversary of A&T Four’s Historic Sit-In

01/24/2024 in Alumni, Students

The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University community will gather once again Feb. 1 to celebrate the remarkable legacy of four A&T freshmen who electrified the civil rights movement in 1960 with their courageous sit-in at the downtown Greensboro Woolworth’s lunch counter – an event that served as a catalyst to change public accommodations laws across the nation.

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.

A&T Landscape Architecture Students Blaze Trail through Toyota Battery Property

01/22/2024 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Design

A 300-acre tract of woodland in Liberty, North Carolina, on the southwest corner of Toyota North Carolina’s battery manufacturing plant site, will soon take on new features as an environmental education forest, thanks to the talents of seven students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s landscape architecture program.

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. 

Davis, Smith-Jackson Inducted into N.C. State Engineering Hall of Fame

12/21/2023 in Employees

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Lauren Davis, Ph.D., industrial and systems engineering professor in the College of Engineering, and Tonya Smith-Jackson, provost and executive vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, have been inducted into North Carolina State University’s Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame.

N.C. A&T Professors Selected for 2024 Greensboro Residency for Original Works

12/18/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University professors La’Toni Cromes and Kimberly C. Harper, Ph.D., were selected for Creative Greensboro’s 2024 Greensboro Residency for Original Works (GROW). The program provides an “open flex space for Guilford County-based creative individuals and organizations to produce new and original works that encourage visitation and engagement by the public.”

N.C. A&T Student Launches DeEtte Market, Redefining Holiday Decor with Inclusive Nutcrackers

12/12/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Grace Bullock isn’t just a junior at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University — she’s a holiday trailblazer. Unwrapping the gift of diversity, Bullock is turning Christmas decor shopping into a celebration of inclusion with the launch of her business, DeEtte Market. She was inspired by the limited representation in traditional holiday nutcrackers, and now she's on a mission. At DeEtte Market, every nutcracker tells a story of breaking traditions and spreading holiday cheer.

Fashion Student Designs A&T-Inspired Collection for Urban Outfitters

12/06/2023 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences

In June 2022, fashion merchandising and design major Mya Harris flew to Philadelphia to attend a 10-week internship with apparel company Urban Outfitters. This fall, the result of that experience – a line of clothing paying tribute to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s cultural history – hit the shelves.

The AdPr Academy Welcomes Three N.C. A&T Journalism and Mass Communication Students

12/05/2023 in Library, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Three students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JOMC) – sophomore Kennidi Cottle and seniors Santroya Pitzer and Bria Williams – were selected to participate in the University of Georgia’s seventh annual Myra Blackmon AdPr Academy for Diversity & Inclusion one-week intensive seminar in Atlanta.

A&T Announces 2023-24 Hall Fellowship Cohort

11/22/2023 in The Graduate College

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has announced its newest cohort of Woodland Ellroy Hall Fellows – 11 master’s and doctoral students who are committed to excellence in scholarship, professional capabilities, and leadership in research university setting.

A&T Names Five New Advisory Council on Alumni Relations Members

11/22/2023 in Alumni

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University announced five new members of the Advisory Council on Alumni Relations, a non-fiduciary, non-governing group that works with the Office of Alumni Relations by providing feedback that enhances programming for alumni engagement.

N.C. A&T Student Presents Study on Blue Light Exposure at Competition

11/21/2023 in Research and Economic Development, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University multimedia journalism student Jaydn James recently presented her innovative research study, “How Consistent Blue Light Exposure Affects the Circadian Rhythm (Sleep Patterns) Among Journalism Students,” at the Black Doctoral Network (BDN) Undergraduate Research Poster competition in Atlanta. James’ research was selected earlier this year among abstract submissions from talented students across the nation.

University Galleries to Host 2023 Alumni Art Exhibition with Featured Artist Jackson ‘21

10/25/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host the 2023 Alumni Art Exhibition during its homecoming celebration. Set to present a diverse range of styles, subjects and mediums, the group exhibition will showcase alumni artists from the university’s Visual Arts Program. The exhibition’s opening reception is Thursday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m., and will be on display through Dec. 13.

N.C. A&T to Host Annual Shred and Recycling Day on Oct. 28

10/23/2023 in Employees, Students

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Information Technology Services, Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education and Outreach and Waste Management Institute are partnering to offer the annual Aggie Shred and Recycling Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Lindsay and Laurel streets on campus in recognition of October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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.

A&T Alumna Selected for First Cohort of New USDA Fellowship

09/28/2023

Kortni Blalock '23 was selected from among 100 applicants to receive a U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) International Agricultural Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to support extraordinary individuals seeking FAS careers and increase diversity and excellence in the federal agency that works to improve export opportunities for U.S. producers.

N.C. A&T Establishes Center of Excellence for Social Justice

09/21/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has announced the opening of the Center of Excellence for Social Justice, dedicated to fostering educational opportunities for students and faculty to generate new discoveries through research, engagement and outreach while promoting collaborative action and innovation in the crucial areas of social, economic and racial justice.

N.C A&T Unveils Autonomous Shuttle Route to Downtown Greensboro

09/18/2023 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

N.C. A&T’s autonomous shuttles, unveiled last year with the university’s rural test track at Gateway North Campus, navigated a new track today: the real-world obstacles of the approximately one-mile ride from the Harold L. Martin Sr. Engineering Research and Innovation Complex to the Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum. 

Clean Energy Training “National Model” Blows Past Year 1 Goals, Expands at A&T

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

STEPs4GROWTH (S4G) marked its first anniversary with an announcement that the program has graduated 113 students, significantly exceeding its first-year goal of 100. The program’s industry partners now number 45 and include such leading firms as Duke Energy and Siemens. Between them, those partners committed to providing 140 jobs, of which 105 have been filled thus far with program graduates.

15 Alumni Honored among Black Business Ink Power 100

09/04/2023 in Alumni

Fifteen North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University alumni were honored during this year’s 20th anniversary Black Business Ink Power 100 Awards Ceremony. The Power 100 Awards Ceremony recognizes 100 of the most influential leaders from across North Carolina in a variety of sectors, including educators, healthcare professionals, politicians, clergy and other professions and organizations.

University Galleries Hosts New Exhibition, “Flash Fiction”

08/28/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is hosting “Flash Fiction,” a new exhibition of collages from artist, Natalie Schorr. The exhibit features personal narratives of gender roles, psychological introspection and spiritual reflections. The opening reception is Thursday, Aug. 31. The exhibition will be on display through Oct. 13.

Four N.C. A&T Journalism Students Commit to Three-Year McClatchy HBCU Internship Program

08/01/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University rising sophomore public relations majors Renee Douglas and Steven Matthews Jr., along with rising junior multimedia journalism majors Chrysta Nichols and Gabrielle Heyward, have been chosen to participate in the McClatchy Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Internship.

Common Thread Theatre Collective Presents “How to Make an American Son”

07/10/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Common Thread Theatre Collective, a joint venture between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Davidson College, will present “How to Make an American Son,” a new play by Christopher Oscar Peña and directed by Holly Nañes. The hard-hitting drama explores what happens when the American Dream collides with the reality of immigration and family. Performances will begin Friday, July 14, at Barber Theatre on Davidson College’s campus.

Common Thread Theatre Collective Presents “Our Journey”

07/05/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Common Thread Theatre Collective, a joint venture between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Davidson College, will present “Our Journey,” an interactive play for young audiences about self-discovery. The performance will be held at N.C. A&T’s Paul Robeson Theatre on Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

N.C. A&T, Davidson College’s Common Thread Theatre Collective to Present “Clyde’s”

06/13/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Davidson College’s joint venture, Common Thread Theatre Collective, will produce the Tony Award-nominated comedy “Clyde’s” by Lynn Nottage in its North Carolina premiere directed by Luther Wells. The show will run the next two weekends beginning June 16 at Barber Theatre on Davidson College’s campus.

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 Ward-Johnson Named to National Humanities Alliance Board of Directors

06/02/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Frances Ward-Johnson, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities and on Capitol Hill.

A&T Hosts U.S. Army War College Visitors, Panel Discussions on Military Topics

04/13/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of History and Political Science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University hosted visiting students and faculty of the U.S. Army War College’s Eisenhower Series College Program (ESCP) on campus Wednesday, April 12. The highly selective program encourages its students, who are on a trajectory to become the Army’s most senior leaders.

N.C. A&T’s National Award-Winning Richard B. Harrison Players Closes Season with “Dreamgirls”

04/03/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The powerhouse musical “Dreamgirls,” with book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, is one of the most celebrated American musicals of the 20th century. It is a sweeping and inspirational journey through American pop music that chronicles one Motown girl group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. Inspired by the stories of R&B’s popular superstars, including The Supremes, James Brown, and the roster of artists that helped change the landscape of popular music in the 60s and 70s, “Dreamgirls” is a true depiction of the music business.

N.C. A&T, Alexander to Host “The Big Payback” Discussion and Debate

03/03/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) will host a conversation and student-led debate around reparations for Black Americans inspired by the PBS documentary, “The Big Payback.” The event, to be held Tuesday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. in Harrison Auditorium, will feature “Living Single” actress Erika Alexander, co-director of the film. 

N.C. A&T, Hofstetter to Host HBCU Lecture Series on Hacktivism and Black Creativity

02/28/2023 in Students

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will be the first of 10 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to host George Hofstetter’s new lecture series on hacktivism and Black creativity. The goal of the lecture series is to discuss topics that “inspire students and faculty to build at the intersection of disruptive innovation and social justice.” The event will take place Thursday, March 2, at 6 p.m. in the Deese Ballroom of the A&T Student Center.

N.C. A&T’s Theatre Arts Program Presents “Othello”

01/31/2023 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Theatre Arts Program tackles one of Shakespeare’s most intimate family tragedies beginning Feb. 23. The full title of the play is “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice,” written by William Shakespeare in 1603. The production is a rare example of a dramatic work by Shakespeare that remained popular in performance during the latter half of the 17th and 18th century and remains relevant today.

Head of the Class: N.C. A&T Child Development Lab Earns Prestigious Accreditation

01/30/2023 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s youngest learners have a good reason to come to school with a smile this winter: the Child Development Laboratory, the campus’s early childhood educational facility, has received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, an organization that promotes high-quality learning through age 8.

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’s Uzochukwu Named EPA Science Advisory Board CASTNET Review Panel Chair

01/19/2023 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Godfrey A. Uzochukwu, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, was named chair of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) Clean Air Status and Trends Network (CASTNET) review panel. The network was established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1991 “to assess the effectiveness of emission reductions programs by reporting trends in pollutant concentrations and acidic deposition.” As of 2021, CASTNET monitors 99 sites in the United States and Canada.

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.

2022 BHLI Scholars Cohort Includes Four N.C. A&T Students

12/13/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liberal Studies, History & Political Science, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Science and Technology, Chemistry

Four North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students are members of the 2022 cohort of scholars in the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute (BHLI), a program developed by N.C. A&T Board of Trustees Vice Chair John W. Bluford III to cultivate the next generation of health care leaders.

N.C. A&T’s Barcliff Wins Milwaukee Bucks HBC-YOU Made T-Shirt Design Competition

12/13/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The work of a North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University visual arts student will be featured exclusively at the Milwaukee Bucks HBCU Game Night and worn by selected fans .Janiya Barcliff, a junior visual media (graphic) design major in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, won the 2022 Milwaukee Bucks x HBC-YOU Made T-shirt contest. Individuals who attend or formerly attended a historically Black college or university (HBCU) were eligible to compete and only one national winner was selected.

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’s Aggie Writing Scholars Program Goes Beyond Enhancing Students’ Communication

11/30/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Aggie Writing Scholars Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has successfully supported and served 45 incoming first-year students since 2019. To “support the expansion of the university’s writing center and writing-intensive courses throughout the university’s curriculum,” the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a historic $500,000 grant to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at that time.

JSNN, DEVCOM Soldier Center Partner to Enhance Nanoscale Materials for Soldier Protection

11/21/2022 in Research and Economic Development, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

A new partnership between the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development (DEVCOM) Soldier Center and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Gateway Research Park will develop advanced nanoscale materials for soldier protection that promise to be lighter, faster, safer and stronger than ever before.

N.C. A&T Creates Manufacturing Courses for Launch of MxD Learn’s Virtual Training Center

11/15/2022 in Students

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has collaborated with MxD Learn to create online courses for the launch of its Virtual Training Center (VTC). The courses developed by N.C. A&T’s Center of Excellence in Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing (CEPDAM) aim to close the skills and perception gaps in modern manufacturing in order to build a nimble and digital-oriented workforce.

N.C. A&T’s Driving into The Future Event Unveils Rural Test Track for Autonomous Shuttles

11/01/2022 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

A leader in transportation technology and autonomous research, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University opened its rural test track and demonstrated its autonomous vehicles Tuesday, Nov. 1. One of the only rural tracks in the nation, the university unveiled a unique fleet of connected self-driving shuttles to be used for testing and developing advanced technologies for public transportation. Once testing is complete for the next phase, the vehicles will be cleared for deployment between the university’s campus and downtown Greensboro–allowing riders to experience leading autonomous innovation first-hand.

N.C. A&T Recognizes 12 Distinguished Alumni during Fall Convocation

10/28/2022 in Alumni

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University celebrated its annual Fall Convocation program Thursday, Oct. 27. During the program, Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. provided the state of the university and welcomed alumni to the “Greatest Homecoming on Earth” celebration.

N.C. A&T’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication to Honor First Hall of Fame Inductees

10/26/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication

Seven distinguished alumni and servant leaders will become the first Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JOMC) Hall of Fame inductees Friday, Oct. 28, during a 10:30 a.m. ceremony in the General Classroom Building Auditorium. A reception will follow the induction ceremony in Crosby Hall Room 217. The department plans to make the Hall of Fame induction an annual event during Homecoming week.

N.C. A&T Recognizes Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Offers Businesses Prevention Training

10/20/2022 in Research and Economic Development

For nearly two decades, the nation has acknowledged October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, informing everyday Americans, government and business infrastructure of potential malicious activities and ways to combat and proactively avoid them. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s final awareness event, The CyberBiz Workshop, will focus on empowering local businesses with helpful cyberattack prevention methods.

University Galleries to Host “We Built This,” A History and Legacy of Black Builders Exhibition

10/14/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in collaboration with Preservation Greensboro, will host a new traveling exhibit titled, “We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina.” The exhibit, opening Wednesday, Oct. 19, and running through Dec. 9 at the University Galleries, will feature the stories of those who constructed and designed many of North Carolina’s most treasured historic sites.

N.C. A&T Researchers Awarded $9M DOD Grant for Cybersecurity, AI

10/12/2022

The United States Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University researchers $9 million to investigate how to create trustworthy, reconfigurable and secure artificial intelligence for cyber physical defense systems and diversify the artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity workforce.

Teixeira-Poit Receives NIH Grant to Study Impact of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Design

09/09/2022 in College of Health and Human Sciences,

Stephanie Teixeira-Poit, Ph.D., associate professor at the John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has received a $568,960 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, “Identifying and Mitigating Health Disparities Following a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Design Change from Open-Bay to Single-Family Rooms.”

N.C. A&T to Participate in 2022 North Carolina Folk Festival

09/06/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) and other North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University auxiliaries will participate in the 2022 North Carolina Folk Festival this weekend with various musical performances, extending an invitation to visit the new University Galleries exhibition and will host a booth in downtown Greensboro to engage with festival attendees. The festival is a “three-day celebration of cultural heritage through music, dance, handmade crafts and food” with a mission rooted in appreciating “diverse traditions and contribute to community vibrancy and inclusivity.”

Harlem’s Fashion Row, Tiffany & Co. bring N.C. A&T students “transformative” experience through year-long series

08/30/2022 in College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences

Fourth-year students in North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s fashion merchandising and design program will get the professional advice and build the connections they need to succeed in the luxury fashion world through a historic year-long collaboration between the program, fashion agency Harlem’s Fashion Row and luxury-goods conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.

N.C. A&T Celebrates N.C. Clean Energy Program Participants with State Agency, Industry Leaders

08/02/2022 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

State agency leaders and industry partners are celebrating 40 high school and 20 college students’ completion of the 2022 N.C. Clean Energy pre-apprenticeship and internship program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The program – the first of its kind in the nation – is committed to equipping the next generation of potential clean energy talent with professional training and skills development in various topics, including solar panel installation, renewable energy, HVAC and architectural design.

University Galleries to Host Historian’s Discussion on Preserving African American History and Culture

07/22/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host a virtual program, “The Role and Importance of Preserving African American History and Culture,” on Wednesday, July 27, at noon. Brea Johnson, public historian and manuscripts librarian for the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, will delve into the world of preservation and careers in the field of public history.

N.C. A&T’s Black Named Rhoden Fellow for ESPN’s HBCU Journalism Training Initiative

06/17/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Alexis Black, an honors senior multimedia journalism student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been named to the sixth class of Rhoden Fellows. The program is a training initiative for aspiring journalists from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in partnership with Andscape, a “reimagination, expansion and diversification of The Underfeated’s former platform.” Black is A&T’s fourth fellow, following Alexis Davis, East Dockery and Donovan Dooley’s participation in 2021, 2019 and 2018, respectively. She will join five cohort members from Alabama State University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University and Xavier University.

University Galleries to Host Noted African American Artist and Gallery Owner to Discuss the Importance of African American Art Galleries

06/15/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host a virtual program, “The Role and Importance of Black Art Gallery Owners” Wednesday, June 22, at noon. Artist Jason Franklin will delve into the world of African American art gallery ownership and its importance to artists of color.

N.C. A&T’s Giddings, Smallwood Named to 2022 Executive Leadership Institute

06/10/2022 in Academic Affairs

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Interim Senior Vice Provost Valerie Giddings, Ph.D., and Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Arwin Smallwood, Ph.D., have been selected to participate in the University of North Carolina System’s 2022 Executive Leadership Institute. This is the third cohort of the program, which is designed to build the next generation of top leadership from within the UNC System.

N.C. A&T’s Ross Selected for HBCU National Center Class of Summer 2022

05/31/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The HBCU National Center selected Sydney Ross, a rising senior multimedia journalism major at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, to participate in its Class of Summer 2022 cohort. The HBCU National Center program was “established by the Honorable Jacqueline M. Lewis to foster experiential learning, mentorship, and networking” and aims to help make internship housing in Washington, D.C. affordable for students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Ross will intern in the nation’s capital this summer with the Black-owned network launched by renowned journalist and commentator Roland S. Martin.

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.

University Galleries to Host Bias to Discuss History of African American Furniture Making and Design

03/23/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host an in-person program on the “History of African American Furniture Making and Design” on Wednesday, March 30, at noon. The discussion will feature renowned artist and furniture maker Jerome Bias and will delve into the work of African American artisans and how their talent has impacted history and design. 

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 Alumna Joi Carter Recipient of BEYA’s Modern-Day Technology Leader Award

03/16/2022 in Alumni, College of Engineering

Joi Carter ’14, a North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University alumna and senior principal systems engineer at Northrop Grumman, was recently recognized during the annual Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM conference as a 2022 Modern-Day Technology Leader awardee. The honor, BEYA notes, recognizes the “bright people who are shaping the future of engineering, science and technology” in the workforce.

N.C. A&T’s Theatre Arts Program Presents “A Night at the Living Museum: A Tour of Black History”

03/07/2022 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Beginning March 17, the Theatre Arts Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will present “A Night at the Living Museum: A Tour of Black History.” Audience members will take a living history tour led by a historical specialist and see living legends come to life whose contributions to society have shaped entertainment, politics, literature and civil rights.

Finance Expert Hobson Talks Money, Investing, Entrepreneurship and More for Build Black Wealth Speaker Series

02/18/2022 in Chancellor’s Speaker Series

Garnering more than 1,000 virtual registrants, the first Chancellor’s Speaker Series of the spring semester at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University didn’t disappoint. The conversation, focusing on “Building Black Wealth,” was held Feb. 17 and featured global finance expert Mellody Hobson. A replay of the conversation is available online. 

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).

N.C. A&T’s Computational Data Science and Engineering Faculty Member Awarded Second Patent

12/14/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

Hyoshin “John” Park, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Computational and Data Science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been awarded his second patent, “System and Method for Predicting Effects of Forward Glance Durations on Latent Hazard Detection.” Recently, Park received his first patent for a cost-effective solution to reduce traffic congestion.

N.C. A&T to Host Virtual Presentation by “Just Mercy” Author Stevenson

11/10/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Text-in-Community Program (TIC) will host a virtual presentation by Bryan Stevenson, author of the campus read for the 2021-22 academic year, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. Stevenson’s presentation, “Race, Poverty and the Criminal Justice System in America,” is free and open to the public.

University Galleries to Host Photographic Artist Kennedi Carter to Discuss Art and Media

10/18/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host a virtual program, “Art and Media: A Conversation with Kennedi Carter,” Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. The inaugural “1900 Lecture” discussion will feature Carter, a renowned photographer and artist who will delve into the intersection of art, fashion and media. Noted actress and author Angela Ray will moderate the discussion.

University Galleries, N.C. Museum of History to Host Costume Exhibition, “Made Especially for You by Willie Kay”

10/15/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

For nearly six decades, Willie Otey Kay transformed dreams into dresses for generations of Tar Heel brides, debutantes and partygoers. The esteemed Raleigh, North Carolina, designer overcame hardship and transcended racial boundaries to create a successful business. Discover the woman behind the fashion in the exhibit “Made Especially for You by Willie Kay,” at the University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The exhibit will run through Dec. 1, 2021.

University Galleries Hosts Virtual Exhibition, “Songs from the Motherland: African Musical Instruments”

10/08/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are hosting a virtual exhibition, “Songs from the Motherland: African Musical Instruments." The virtual exhibit, from North Carolina A&T’s permanent collection, highlights nine unique and significant African instruments. The exhibit is curated by Amy Schwartzott, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

N.C. A&T Awarded $200K NSF Grant to Establish Digital Badge Program, Advance STEM Education

10/07/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Business and Economics, College of Engineering

A team at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to implement a digital badge program which seeks to increase the competitive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skillsets of students entering the transportation workforce and transportation graduate school programs.

N.C. A&T’s Theatre Arts Program Presents “Pretty Fire”

10/06/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Beginning Oct. 21, the Theatre Arts program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will present Charlayne Woodard’s autobiographical “Pretty Fire,” a powerful play that embraces and ignites childhood memories. From a favorite rain slicker to Mom's great big breakfasts, to the first day at a new school, everyone has stories about being young and the events and people that shaped who they would become.

Three A&T Researchers Aim to Solve AI Reliability with $493K DOD-NSA Award

09/24/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

Three faculty researchers in the College of Engineering (COE) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are addressing issues of national security regarding the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions into critical domains – including autonomous vehicles, robots, defense systems, critical battlefield infrastructure monitoring, complex traffic flow management and more. The research addresses the risk of adversarial attacks in the complex network of data in society’s increasing number of modern smart devices, automobiles and financial systems.

N.C. A&T Alum, National Award-Winning Scholar Named Frye Distinguished Professor

09/16/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University recently announced Jelani M. Favors Ph.D., ‘97, author of the national award-winning and highly acclaimed book “Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism,” has joined the faculty as the Henry E. Frye Distinguished Professor.

N.C. A&T Research Team Employs Drones to Inspect Bridges in North Carolina

09/13/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is responsible for the safety of 13,500 bridges in the state. According to Ali Karimoddini, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, each of those bridges, regardless of their condition, is inspected at least once every two years, in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). That adds up to a lot of time, personnel and money to ensure the safety of North Carolinians and visitors.

N.C. A&T Joins in $25M NSF Center to Address Phosphorus Sustainability

09/09/2021 in Research and Economic Development, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has partnered with institutions across the country to establish the $25 million Science and Technology Center for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) led by N.C. State University and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The center is a renewable project that will bring together multiple disciplines in a “convergence research approach” to address and reduce not only society’s dependence on phosphate mining, but also the actual amount of phosphorus that impacts our soil and water resources.

North Carolina A&T Joins Duke, Other Major Partners, in $20M Artificial Intelligence Center

08/24/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is playing a critical role in the creation of Athena, a new artificial intelligence (AI) research center led by Duke University and including Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other prominent institutional partners. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security, Athena is part of a $220 million investment in 11 AI research institutes engaging campuses in 40 states nationwide.

N.C. A&T’s Dockery Selected for NBCUniversal Tokyo Olympics Internship

07/22/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

East Dockery, a senior multimedia journalism student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has been tapped by NBCUniversal to serve as one of 16 traveling interns for the Tokyo Summer Olympics internship program. NBCUniversal also hired 57 at-home interns, overall representing 26 universities. North Carolina A&T is one of several HBCUs represented, including Howard University, and is joined by North Carolina State and Elon University as North Carolina-based campuses.

N.C. A&T’s Davis Named a Rhoden Fellow for ESPN’s The Undefeated

07/22/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Alexis Davis, a senior multimedia journalism student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, was selected to participate in ESPN’s The Undefeated fifth class of Rhoden Fellows along with five peers from historically Black colleges and universities. The fellowship, a year-long sports journalism training program, provides HBCU undergraduate students with opportunities to cover general and sport-related news for their respective campuses. Davis is A&T’s third fellow, following East Dockery and Donovan Dooley’s participation in 2019 and 2018, respectively

N.C. A&T Mechanical Engineering Design Team Recognized for Best Engineering Design Process

07/16/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

Four recent mechanical engineering graduates from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University won the 2021 Sandia Senior Design Bonanza Best Engineering Design Process award for their senior capstone design. In 2020, the first year that Sandia sponsored the mechanical engineering project at A&T, the seniors were named most innovative.

N.C. A&T Students Selected for HistoryMakers Student Brand Ambassadors Program

07/07/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

After a competitive application process, two juniors from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are making history of their own as recruits for the 2021-22 HistoryMakers Student Brand Ambassador Program. Jonezie Cobb, a political science student, and Theresa Davis-Nathaniel, a political science and elementary education student, join 22 peers from seventeen colleges and universities as official representatives of The HistoryMakers Digital Archives–the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection.

N.C. A&T Bioengineering Researcher Awarded $550K NSF Grant to Develop Biomaterials for Wound-Care Applications

07/07/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year $550,000 grant to Narayan Bhattarai, Ph.D., an associate professor of bioengineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, to research metal-composite biomaterial that will significantly reduce the inflammation and scar formation of wounds, leading to more effective healing for patients. Bhattarai is the sole principal investigator on the grant titled, “Biodegradable Composite Nanofiber Meshes that Contain Degradable Metal Particulates.”

N.C. A&T Grant Develops Clean Energy Apprenticeship, First of Its Kind in Nation

07/02/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

On Thursday, July 1, Gov. Roy Cooper visited Halifax Community College to learn more about North Carolina’s first Clean Energy Youth Apprenticeship Pilot and the Halifax Lighthouse Solar Camp. Cooper also met with partners, including Balu Gokaraju, Ph.D., an associate professor and principal investigator leading this the team from A&T’s College of Engineering.

N.C. A&T Aggie Autonomous Team Completes Four-Year Competition

06/18/2021 in College of Engineering

This past week, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Aggie Autonomous Auto (A3) team completed the four-year Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) AutoDrive Challenge in Mcity, Michigan. Throughout the four-year competition, the team converted a standard electric vehicle to level-four autonomy. The team’s success earned N.C. A&T a spot to compete in Phase II of the SAE AutoDrive challenge.