Monthly Archives: October 2012

East Greensboro Summit, Monday October 29

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FYI, it’s ‘Assistant Vice Chancellor Evans’ now

Saundra Yates Evans, Assistant Vice Chancellor

Saundra Yates Evans speaks to the DORED orientation for new and junior faculty members on Wednesday

Saundra Yates Evans has been named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Services and Project Management at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Ms. Evans had been Director of Research Services at N.C. A&T since 2004.  That office assists faculty members with the development of proposals and budgets, identifying funding opportunities, and training in grant writing and related skills.

In her new position, Ms. Evans also will have responsibility for the Office of Research Compliance and Ethics and for project management, a new capability for the Division of Research and Economic Development.  The project management function will assist researchers in administering complex research projects and managing spending.

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5 major new research projects at N.C. A&T

An array of new research, education and community engagement projects at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University will result in new services for young victims of trauma, research on preventing colon cancer, and a new joint program in astronomy to be conducted with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  New programs in social computing and bioengineering are also under way.

Five  of the top new research projects funded recently at North Carolina A&T:

The complete list of projects receiving external sponsored funding in September

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Next-generation sequencing data analysis

Flyer for talk by Dr.Weichun Huang, 10-17-12

STEM: A naturally fascinating world for kids

University day at A&T: This little girl was fascinated by the visible electromagnetic spectrum

Saturday was University Day at A&T. From the Department of Physics page on Facebook, this future physicist was fascinated by the visible electromagnetic spectrum.

1st of 3 scheduled power outages today at Fort IRC

Power is scheduled to be cut off in the Fort IRC today from about 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The outage will be the first of three scheduled during the installation of a new emergency generator for the building.

The next power outage is tentatively scheduled for  Saturday October 20, for approximately 8 hours.

The final power outage is scheduled for about 48 hours during Thanksgiving break from Friday November 23  through Saturday November 24.

The new generator will provide electricity for the entire building except for the main chiller.  Occupants of the IRC should  shut down all electrical equipment 30 minutes before each scheduled power outage to prevent damage to  hard drives, power supplies, control panels, etc.

For questions or more information, contact Chris Couch, IRC facilities manager, at 285-3190 or via email.

It’s N.C. A&T Week in The Business Journal

Front page of The Business Journal, October 12, 2012Readers of The Business Journal of the Triad are getting up-to-date on Aggie research this week.

Page 1 of the weekly newspaper features an article on Dr. Ellie Fini and her research on developing an environmentally sustainable binder for asphalt from hog waste.  She’s on her way to creating a company to commercialize the technology.  The paper also highlighted  the article in its daily email to readers this morning.

Page 3 contains a lengthy interview with Dr. Barry Burks, vice chancellor for research and economic development.  Burks discusses the university’s efforts to grow A&T’s research enterprise, the possibility of mandatory federal spending cuts, and A&T’s economic development opportunities.

The Business Journal is available online and in print by subscription.