Sen. Kay Hagan speaks to reporters at the Fort IRC.
Sen. Hagan listens to Wayne Szafranski of A&T in the Engineering Research Center’s Material Processing and Characterization Lab.
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is promoting innovation at historically black universities, and on Monday she brought the news media to N.C. A&T for a close-up look at what she’s talking about.
Accompanied by a group of national and local reporters and, photographers, and videographers, Sen. Hagan toured the NSF Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials and then held a news conference to talk about her bill to create a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Innovation Fund.
The Engineering Research Center is developing an advanced magnesium alloy to make screws, plates, and other implantable devices that could hold broken or surgically repaired bones in place for healing and then dissolve and pass out of the body when they’re no longer needed.
The technology could eliminate the need in many cases for either surgical removal or for patients to carry metal parts in their bones for a lifetime.
Sen. Hagan was joined in her news conference by Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. and two A&T bioengineering grad students, Adrienne Daley and Roman Blount.
This week’s Department of Biology weekly seminar, Wednesday January 29, noon, Barnes Hall, Room 221:
Topic: Nanobioelectronics: Convergence of Microsystems, Nanotechnology and Bioengineering
Speaker: Dr. Shyam Aravamudhan, Assistant Professor, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Abstract: Nanobioelectronics is an emerging field at the intersection of semiconductor nano/microfabrication, biology, and electronics, with the goal of novel devices for disease diagnostics, regenerative medicine, and even for advanced computing. In this talk, Dr. Aravamudhan will present the current work being done in the lab in this emerging field with a particular emphasis on (a) multi-modal diagnostic device-on-chip, (b) microsystem-based regenerative tissue engineering and (c) methods to understand toxicity of engineering nanomaterials.
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