Daily Archives: August 13, 2012

Aggie Alumni Entrepreneurs Conference: Oct. 25

Event: 2nd Aggie Alumni Entrepreneurs Conference.

Janice Bryant Howroyd

Janice Bryant Howroyd

Keynote speaker: Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and CEO of ACT•1 Group, a global leader in the staffing and human resources industry.  ACT•1 has 240 offices in the United States and eight other countries and $1.8 billion in revenue in 2011.  Her company is the largest black female-owned business in the United States.  An advocate for entrepreneurship and education, she will share her “Secrets for Success in Building a Billion Dollar Company.” She is an Aggie alumna and a member of the N.C. A&T Board of Trustees.

Agenda highlights:
  • Entrepreneurship Students Elevator Pitch Competition
  • Distinguished Aggie Alumni Entrepreneur Award Presentation
  • Panel discussions and lots of networking

Date and time: Thursday October 25, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Merrick Hall Auditorium, School of Business & Economics

Agenda details and registration: Click here.

More information: Thaddeus McEwen, mcewent@ncat.edu, 336 334-7656, x4030.

Sponsors: GFS Investments, Life Enhancement Services, N.C. A&T Office of Alumni Affairs, NC A&T Alumni Association. N.C. A&T Entrepreneurship Program, School of Business and Economics.

What you missed this summer if you were away

Welcome back, faculty and student researchers who were gone this summer.  To catch up on what you missed, here’s a roundup of the top research news from the summer. Click on the headlines to read more.

NIH, other agencies change conflict of interest rules; comment period open for new A&T policy

  • The Public Health Service has revised its financial conflict of interest reporting requirements for applicants and awardees for proposals and SBIR/STTR Phase II cooperative agreements.

NC-LSAMP annual research conference on minorities in STEM to be held Sept. 20-21

  • The North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NC-LSAMP) will hold its annual research conference September 20-21 at N.C. A&T.  LSAMP seeks to increase the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs, and successfully matriculating into STEM graduate programs.

Students from N.C. A&T and Purdue collaborate on project for space station

  • Primarily undergraduate engineering students at both universities will design and build the shoebox-size experiment, develop the procedures for operation in space, train the astronauts, process the data, and write research papers describing the results.

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