Daily Archives: April 30, 2012

Videos from 2012 Urban Education Institute

This is one of a series of videos recently posted to YouTube to document the recent 2012 Urban Education Institute at N.C. A&T.   The title of the conference was, “African American Males in the STEM Professions: Strategies, Practices, Exemplars.”

This video features Dr. Edward Fort, former chancellor of A&T; Dr. Solomon Bililign, professor of physics; and Dr. John Slaughter, former director of the National Science Foundation.  Additional videos are listed on this YouTube page.

Advaero’s technology from A&T gaining notice

Cover of May-June 2012 issue of Composites Manufacuring magazineThe current issue of Composites Manufacturing magazine includes a report on Advaero Technologies’ “breakthrough” in the manufacture of a new carbon fiber capable of carrying 24,000 pounds in weight.

“Not only would this technology make composites competitive against metals, it could be an entry card for applications in new markets,” the magazine reports.

Advaero licenses its technology from N.C. A&T.  It was developed by Advaero co-founder Dr. Ajit Kelkar, A&T faculty member in the College of Engineering and chair of the Department of Nanoengineering at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.