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:
- Child Response Initiative, principal investigator Dr. Kelly Graves, Center for Behavioral Health and Wellness and School of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, $749,905.
- Wheat Bran for Colon Cancer Prevention: A Targeted Metabolomic Approach, principal investigator Dr. Shengmin Sang, Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies (North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis) and School of Agriculture, and Dr. Tracy Hanner, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, $300,000.
- Targeted Infusion Project: Developing a Social Computing Program at North Carolina A&T State University; principal investigator Dr. Justin Zhan, College of Engineering, and Drs. Albert Esterline; Gerry Dozier, Kossi Edoh, and Terrolyn Carter; National Science Foundation; $300,000.
- Targeted Infusion Project Grant: Innovative Learning Experiences in Astronomy for Undergraduate Students at N.C. A&T; principal investigator Abebe Kebede, Department of Physics, and Kenneth Flurchick and Samuel Danagoulian; National Science Foundation; $299,970.
- NUE: Enhancing Undergraduate Students’ Learning and Research Experiences through Hands on Experiments on Bio-nanoengineering; principal investigator Narayan Bhattarai, Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, and Drs. Caroline Booth, Cynthia Waters, Debasish Kuila, Devdas Pai, Dhananjay Kumar, Matthew McCullough, and Yeoheung Yun; National Science Foundation, $199,997.