The Gateway University Research Park has created space for use as a business incubator for nanobio start-ups. The “NanoBio Launchpad” is located at the park’s south campus in the building next door to the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN).
The 2,500 square foot space contains three offices, eight workstations and a shared laboratory.
From The Business Journal:
“Ideally, Launchpad occupants will be able to benefit from the close proximity to the JSNN and the new Nanomanufacturing Innovation Consortium, through which private-sector nano organizations gain access to the expensive equipment and brainpower at the school. In the best case scenario for Gateway, companies that get started in the Launchpad will grow into traditional space in the research park’s current and future buildings.”
The full Business Journal article is here.
The Launchpad is in the Research Facility One building. The building also contains the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service and East National Technical Support Center; Advaero Technologies, a N.C. A&T nanotech spin-off company; and Gateway’s administrative offices.
The Gateway research park and JSNN both are operated jointly by N.C. A&T and UNC Greensboro.
N.C. A&T undergraduates interested in pursuing graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will have an opportunity next week to talk with the chairman of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Dr. Markus Buehler
Dr. Markus Buehler will be on campus Tuesday September 24 to speak at the College of Engineering as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series. His talk, “Bioinspired Materials,” will be given at 11 a.m. in the McNair Hall auditorium. A reception will be immediately after the talk in McNair 226.
He will meet with undergraduates at 3 p.m. in McNair 226 for a question-and-answer session on MIT graduate programs, internships, and other opportunities.
The talk and Q&A session are open to all A&T faculty, staff, and students.
Faculty members interested in individual meetings with Dr. Buehler to discuss potential research collaborations should contact Dr. Ellie Fini of the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering.
Dr. Buehler is a professor and director of the Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics. He is known for his work in multiscale modeling of hierarchical materials in linking experiment and computation to the design of novel materials. In 2010, he received the Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award for exceptional distinction in teaching and in research or scholarship, the highest honor given to on young MIT faculty.
Engineering students are organizing a statewide conference, “Sustainability in Transportation,” to be held Thursday September 26 at N.C. A&T.
The full-day event is targeted to practicing civil engineers and transportation engineers, other professionals, faculty and students. The event is being organized by the A&T student chapters of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Students from universities across the state will present their research. Participating schools include N.C. A&T, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
The morning session, “Facility Construction and Maintenance,” will begin at 8:30 a.m. After lunch, the afternoon session, “Design and Planning,” will begin at 1 p.m. Lunch is included in the registration fee, $50 for active members of ASCE and ITE and $60 for nonmembers. Student admission is free.
Professionals will earn three professional development hours for each session.
The conference will be held on campus in Coltrane Hall (building 12 on this map), the Godfrey Room. Parking will be available in the Laurel Street Parking Deck (building 43 on the map).
Louis Judge, director of technology transfer, N.C. A&T
Louis Judge III, an accomplished innovator and leader in the Greensboro business community, has been named Outstanding MBA of the Year by the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA). Judge is Director of Technology Transfer at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Judge will receive the award on September 13 at the association’s annual convention in Houston. The award recognizes an association member for, among other things, developing future leaders in the community and in the organization.
Judge’s career is highlighted by innovation and leadership in the community, at the university, and in the NBMBAA. Among his accomplishments are the creation of an annual jobs fair in Greensboro that has grown to more than 40 companies and universities participating and the establishment of N.C. A&T’s Innovation Challenge, an annual contest in creativity and ingenuity for students.