N.C. A&T will upgrade to RAMSeS v24 on Wednesday, August 29. The system will be unavailable for any purpose during this 24-hour period. It will not be possible to submit proposals to funding agencies the entire day.
- Any proposals due August 29 should be submitted to the Office of Sponsored Programs by Friday August 24.
- Any proposals due August 30 should be submitted by Monday August 27.
- Any proposals due August 31 should be submitted by Tuesday August 28.
Proposals that have not been submitted before the close of business on Tuesday August 28 will have to wait until Thursday August 30 to be reviewed and submitted.
Dr. Ntuen speaks to the DORED staff at a luncheon in his honor.
The Division of Research and Economic Development honored Dr. Celestine Ntuen on Wednesday for two and a half years of good humor, relentless optimism, and long, long hours as interim vice chancellor. His time as leader of the division will end on July 2, when Dr. Barry Burks arrives to succeed him. (An album of photos has been uploaded to the Aggie Research page on Facebook.)
Although caught by surprise, Dr. Ntuen was at no loss for words. He eloquently thanked the staff for their hard work and offered encouragement for the future.
Among Dr. Ntuen’s accomplishments as interim vice chancellor:
- A record $60.4 million in sponsored funding received in fiscal 2011.
- A&T’s social and behavioral sciences researchers were organized for the first time and a new research cluster was created around their disciplines.
- Interdisciplinary research groups were organized in energy and biomedical research.
- Research Appreciation Day was expanded to four days.
- A comprehensive report on impediments to research was issued.
- A Workplace Climate Committee created for the division; the committee conducted a survey of DORED employees’ views of working conditions.
Dr. Celestine Ntuen and the DORED staff
Barry L. Burks
Dr. Barry L. Burks has been named Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Dr. Burks has been the associate director of the Charlotte Research Institute at the University of North Carolina Charlotte since 2007. His focus there has been on the growth of the university’s research and research infrastructure and strengthening relationships between the UNC Charlotte research enterprise and the business community in North Carolina as well as national and international businesses.
He has a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a M.S. in nuclear physics from UNC-Chapel Hill and a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Lynchburg College.
N.C. A&T research scientist Zhigang Xu (center) answers questions from the visiting group from Shanghai University on a tour of the NSF Engineering Research Center.
A delegation from Shanghai University of Engineering Science visited N.C. A&T today to sign a broad memorandum of understanding on collaboration in research and education. The group was led by Vice President Xincan Tian and Sihao Chen, Director of the Scientific Research Office at the university.
While on campus, they met with research administrators and faculty members and toured labs in the Fort Interdisciplinary Research Center. The visit was organized by Dr. Jianzhong Lou, professor of chemical engineering at A&T.
Shanghai University Vice President Xincan Tian speaks through an interpreter to Provost Winser Alexander before signing the MOU.
- Vice Chancellor Celestine Ntuen shows Dr. Alexander where to sign during MOU signing at NC A&T.
The search committee for the next vice chancellor for research and economic development has scheduled one more candidate to interview for the position. Dr. Fitzgerald B. Bramwell will be on campus next Monday, May 7. The campus community is invited to his public presentation, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Fort IRC, Room 410.
Dr. Bramwell is associate provost for academic research at Howard University. He has served as a faculty member in chemistry and as a research administrator at the University of Kentucky, where he was vice president for research and graduate studies; Brooklyn College; and City University of New York. More information:
Graduating seniors Felicia Lawrence, Kristin Terry, and Ashley Harper, who have made excellent contributions to DORED.
The Division of Research and Economic Development celebrated three of its most valuable staff members today, outstanding student workers whom we’re losing to graduation next month — Felicia Lawrence, Ashley Hopper, and Kristin Terry.
- Ms. Lawrence is graduating summa cum laude in Journalism and Mass Communications. She will be returning to her native Chicago to pursue a career in modeling. She worked in the Office of Research Services. Among her projects for DORED was the 2012 research video; she shot and edited the video and provided the narration and most of the script-writing.
- Ms. Harper is a deans list student majoring in liberal arts with a concentration in cultural change and social development. She will return to A&T next fall to study speech-communication. She worked in the Office of Sponsored Programs. Her twin sister is graduating next month from UNCG, and their mother is graduating at the same time from from N.C. Central.
- Ms. Terry is graduating summa cum laude in Industrial and Systems Engineering. She will join GE Transportation in Erie, Pennsylvania, after graduation. She worked in the Office of Technology Transfer. She is a member of two engineering honor societies and received the Outstanding Senior Award in Industrial and Systems Engineering.
All three have made outstanding contributions to DORED’s support of A&T researchers, and they’ve been excellent colleagues. We look forward to following their progress in their careers.
The Division of Research and Economic Development now has direct-dial phone numbers. The main office line, 336 334-7995, is still available, but DORED staff members now can be reached directly as well. The division’s staff list has been updated with the new numbers on the DORED website.
2011 Research Award winners Dr. Ellie Fini, Dr. Zhichao Li, and Dr. Millie Worku
The work of outstanding faculty members, undergraduate researchers and freshman innovators will be recognized during Research Week 2012 next month.
The events also will feature a graduate-student panel discussion and a morning focused on the university’s role in applied research. Keynote speakers will include Mr. Theodore Wood, intellectual property attorney in Washington, D.C., and graduate of N.C. A&T; Mr. Robert Bennett, CEO of US Green Energy Corp.; Dr. Solomon Bililign, professor of physics and director of the NOAA ISET CRC; and Dr. Shirley Hyman-Parker, associate dean for research in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
The full agenda is here. Highlights:
Innovation and Applied Research Day
- Friday April 13
- 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fort IRC, Room 410
- Corporate panel: The University’s Role in Innovation and Applied Research
- Lunch speaker: Mr. Robert Bennett, US Green Energy
Undergraduate Research Day
- Monday April 16
- 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fort IRC, Room 410
- Undergraduate poster presentations
- Lunch speaker: Dr. Shirley Hymon-Parker, Associate Dean for Research, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Research Day
- Tuesday April 17
- 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fort IRC, Room 410
- Graduate student panel discussion
- Lunch speaker: Dr. Solomon Bililign, Professor, Department of Physics; Director, NOAA ISET CRC
Research Excellence Day
- Wednesday April 18
- 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Alumni-Foundation Event Center
- Research Excellence Awards luncheon, noon
- Keynote speaker, Mr. Theodore Wood, Esquire, Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox PLLC, Washington, DC