N.C. A&T Awarded NSF Engineering Research Center
Shena Crittendon
North Carolina A&T State University has been awarded a grant for an Engineering Research Center (ERC) from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Engineering Research Center grants represent major investments by NSF in partnership with industry to transform engineering research and education. The centers aim to produce innovative technologies and engineering graduates to significantly enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.   See http://erc.ncat.edu/?article=231      NCA&T ERC

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University undergraduate and graduate  Research: "Tomorrow's Technology at A&T Today"
Alternative to burying Coal ash on site is conversion to eco-friendly commercial viable products   

Forty Percent of  North Carolina Electricity is produced by burning Coal. Whose byproduct Coal Ash shall be an ongoing  disposal situation.
 
For over a decade Dr. Kunigal Shivakumar and Robert Sadler, with the help of  students and staff in the Center for  Composite Materials Research
 on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University, have been working to develop a fire resistant material to mitigate fire and toxicity in polymer composite vehicles. In the process the team made a remarkable discovery and found that fly ash, produced from coal burned by electric power plants is a highly suitable product that can be turned into eco-core, a lightweight, fire resistant, and nontoxic composite building material.   Terri Godwin Video   Turning byproducts into profits  Eng. Research
 

NC A&T Aerial  (UAV) & Ground (UGV) Hybrid Vehicle Video

 
N.C. A&T RESEARCHERS TARGET MORE EFFICIENT PRODUCTION OF ADVANCED BIOFUELS
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has launched a five-year project to make the production of advanced biofuels more efficient and affordable.  The NSF CREST Bioenergy Center’s goal
is to make biomass a more viable source of renewable energy by developing the basic science and technology that will make energy conversions more efficient and costs more affordable. The center is conducting fundamental research toward the development of advanced thermochemical biomass conversion technology to produce liquid transportation fuels and hydrogen.
 
Energy Center at N.C. A&T to Offer K-12 Teachers Workshops
The Center for Energy Research and Technology (CERT) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, began its annual energy education series workshop for K-12 teachers, June 21-22.  CERT developed modules around energy specific concepts that directly tie-in
to Guilford County Schools stem curriculum,” dealing with heat transfer, energy conversion, energy generation.  CERT regularly engages Guilford County Schools teachers and students in multiple capacities through the school year, including its annual energy day, which draws over 2,000 students to campus, as well as Energy-Wise program, focused on energy consumption reduction throughout local schools.  Video
 

Undergraduate Early Childhood Education  Research with Digital Books

 

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress Experience, General Motors Co. (GM) and SAE International  Select N.C. A&T for New Autonomous Vehicle Competition - Tonya Dixon
Greensboro, N.C. (April 10, 2017) -- The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress Experience, General Motors Co. (GM) and SAE International announced North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University one of eight North American universities that will compete in the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge  Autonomous Vehicle Competition  file Video