New catalog of Piedmont Triad’s aerospace assets features N.C. A&T and JSNN research capabilities

Catalog coverThe North Carolina Aerospace Initiative has published a new document titled, “Catalog of Innovation Assets Supporting Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturers,” focusing on the Piedmont Triad Region.

It provides an extensive rundown of labs, research centers and organizations of interest to aerospace firms, with much of the catalog devoted to N.C. AT&T and JSNN.  Facilities listed for the two institutions include:

  • JSNN: NanoBio Launchpad, Gateway Materials Testing Center, and NanoManufacturing Innovation Consortium.
  • A&T: College of Engineering, Center for Human Machine Studies, Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures, Center for Composite Materials Research, NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, the Transportation Institute , Center for Autonomous Control and Information Technology, Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences, Center for Aviation Safety, Center for Cyber Defense, Waste Management Institute, Center for Energy Research and Technology (CERT), NSF CREST Bioenergy Center, NOAA Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology Cooperative Science Center, International Trade Center, Interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business, and the FAA Center for Excellence for General Aviation.

The report was prepared by RTI International for the Piedmont Triad Partnership.

Advice on NC TraCS proposals available Tuesday

A leader of the NC TraCS Institute will visit campus on Tuesday and throughout the semester to answer faculty members’ questions about  biomedical, health sciences and translational research funded by the institute.

Dr. David Carroll, Director, Research Funding Development, will be be in the Fort IRC, Room 408, on Tuesday, August 12th, 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

If you or a colleague at A&T are working on an NC TraCS or NIH proposal or have questions about the NC TraCS/NIH proposal process, please click here to sign up for an appointment to meet with him.

Dr. Carroll will be on campus twice monthly this semester. Contact Dr. Laura Collins, 285-3188 for specific dates.

The next monthly NC TraCS $2K proposal deadlines are August 19 and September 16.

The next NC TraCS $50K proposal deadline is November 4.  These proposals require a biostats consultation in advance of submission.

Dr. Beryl McEwen named business dean at A&T

Provost's anouncement of Dr. McEwen's appointment

Congratulations to Dr. McEwen, an outstanding leader, faculty member, and colleague.

For those who keep track of such things, that makes five female deans and one female interim dean at A&T now, as Dr. McEwen joins Dean Goldie Byrd (Arts and Sciences), Dean Robin Coger (Engineering), Dean Vicki Coleman (Library Services), Dean Inez Tuck (Nursing), and interim Dean Miriam Wagner (Education).

Two announcements from Nano Manufacturing 2014: Conference’s keynote speaker and call for papers

The Nano Manufacturing 2014 conference has announced its keynote speaker, Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, and issued a call for papers with an abstract deadline of August 31.

The conference will be held Wednesday September 24 at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Gateway University Research Park in Greensboro.

head shot of Dr. Friedersdorf

Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf

The event is being organized by the Joint School, Gateway and the North Carolina Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology. JSNN and Gateway are joint initiatives of N.C. A&T and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Keynote speaker

Dr. Friedersdorf became Deputy Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) in May. She has been involved in nanotechnology for nearly 20 years, with a particular interest in advancing technology commercialization through university-industry-government collaboration. Before joining the NNCO two years ago, she was the Managing Director of the Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Research (nanoSTAR) at the University of Virginia.

Call for paper and posters

Presentations and posters must be related to the conference. Email your abstract to Elie Azzi; the deadline is August 31.

Nanomanufacturing consortium adds 10 members

Ten new members have been added to the Nanomanufacturing Innovation Consortium since the group was established last year by the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and Gateway University Research Park.

From the Triad Business Journal:

“The Nanomanufacturing Innovation Consortium was formed in July 2013 with an initial group of members that included RF Micro Devices, Syngenta and VF Jeanswear among others. Members pay a fee to join the NIC and in return gain access to the JSNN’s cutting-edge equipment as well as access to ideas and expertise from the school’s scientists.

“Other companies have joined since including International Textile Group’s Cone Denim and Burlington divisions, Callaway Carbons, Horiba and AxNano. The 25th member of the group and the most recent to join is Luna Innovations (NASDAQ: LUNA), a Roanoke company that makes fiber optic tools for the telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, energy and defense industries.”

Click here to see the full report in the Business Journal.

The Joint School and Gateway were founded by N.C. A&T and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Translational and clinical sciences researchers: Hold Wednesday Oct. 1 for NC TraCS open house

A hold-the-date note from our partners at the NC TraCS Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill:

On behalf of Dr. Marshall Runge, principal investigator of the CTSA, we are sending this note so that you are aware that plans are in the works for an NC TraCS Institute Open House on Wednesday October 1st.

The goal is to educate and inform the research community about our services, our accomplishments, and our vision for the future of TraCS. More details will follow. If you have any questions please contact Ben Gellman-Chomsky.

In particular, researchers in these and related fields are invited:

  • Allied Health
  • Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Dentistry
  • Exercise & Sports Science
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Information & Library Science
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Medicine
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Social Work

Click here for information on N.C. A&T’s role with NC TraCS in the Clinical and Translations Science Awards program.