Daily Archives: September 7, 2012

Aggie researcher in the news: Gerry Dozier

Signal magazine introduces its military and defense-industry readers to N.C. A&T’s Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Science:

“Imagine a world where you wake up in the morning, and your coffee maker recognizes you and makes your coffee just the way you like it. Then, you’re going to head off to work, and as you walk up to your car, it recognizes who you are and not only opens the door but also adjusts the seat and the mirrors and even [matches] the radio station to you,” suggests Gerry Dozier, chair of the Computer Science Department at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T), Greensboro, North Carolina. “You drive into work, and as you walk into the building, the door opens because the building recognizes you, and as you go into your office and sit down, your computer recognizes you and allows you access. When we look at the future of biometrics, all of these things are going to be possible.”

Dozier also is the director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Science (CASIS). CASIS is a consortium of three universities—NC A&T, Clemson and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. CASIS is an Office of the Director of National Intelligence Science and Technology Center of Academic Excellence. It was funded in 2008 with a nearly $9 million grant from the Army Research Laboratory. Its mission is to conduct cutting-edge science and technology research while educating students and expanding the pool of talent in areas important to the United States and its security.

Signal is the magazine of AFCEA International, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

Environmental Youth Summit: Sept. 13-14 @ A&T

EPA Youth Summit poster

For details on the EPA regional symposium on sustainability on college and university campuses, see the blog item below or go to http://www.ncat.edu/research/events/epa-symposium.html

A&T, Bennett to host EPA sustainability symposium

EPA logoThe Environmental Protection Agency will hold its regional conference on sustainable practices at colleges and universities next Thursday and Friday at N.C. A&T and Bennett College.

The focus this year is “Greening Your Campus and Curriculum: Shaping the Environmental Leaders of the Future.”

The symposium will include the EPA’s third Environmental Youth Summit.  Students from A&T, Bennett and other colleges will discuss innovation and sustainable green careers, eco-friendly living and sporting events, and the EPA’s collegiate food recovery challenge, among other topics.

Symposium agenda

One highlight of the symposium  will be a panel of educators and representatives of industry who will discuss curriculum needed to graduate environmentally knowledgeable professionals.  Other discussion topics will include sustainable campus infrastructure, environmental literacy, and student involvement.

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