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Stepping to the Power is what Aggies do: Claiming the Martin Administration and Board of Trustee, aren't listening since 2010 NC A&T Students demonstrate during First Regular Scheduled Meeting of the Board Trustees Sept. 28, 2019.  Video / Cell

 

N.C. A&T Chancellor Dr. Harold "Judas Goat" Martin & Posse Board of  Trustees, act in lock step with Greensboro Business organizations, working through UNC Board of Governors, seeking to Colonize NC A&T ; Greensboro NC Education initiatives focus on what HBCU N.C. A&T academic programs, research, working relationships can do for across-town PWI UNC Greensboro and the Greensboro business community  - Since 1949  Michael J. Pippen
 

Rewinding to 1991-92, at bequest of UNC Board of Governors NC Legislature enacted NC GA § 116‑252. Piedmont Triad Graduate Engineering Program in support faculty and graduate students involved in engineering at the campuses of The University of North Carolina.  In doing so UNC Board of Governors rejected a $20 Million dollar NCA&T/UNC-G Engineering and Science Research Center; "but that center [Piedmont Triad Engineering  Research Center]  contains no role for  UNCG, which had hoped to get several doctoral level  programs out of a joint engineering and science research center with A&T";     "UNCG/A&T proposal had won the enthusiastic  endorsement of top  Greensboro business leaders.  Acting through the Greensboro Development Corp., they last year commissioned a $300,000 study  to determine what areas of research  at UNCG/A&T  center could engage in to the benefit of the Triad economy and its  industries"; and I'm [banker E.S. ``Jim'' Melvin, chairman of the Greensboro Development Corp convinced it  [Research Center] is the thing to do, but we've got to work through the university system, build the case for it and get it high on the board's priority list. That's going to take some time.'' reported Jack Scism  TRIAD SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CENTER: VIABLE DREAM OR PIE IN THE SKY? , JACK SCISM, Greensboro News & Record - Monday, July 20, 1992 . (emphasis added)
 
 
With no skin in the game NC A&T Board of trustees arrive Thursday afternoon and gone on Friday afternoon if they come at all [video]
 

Notwithstanding NC A&T  an education institution where 14,069 undergraduate and graduate students tuition account for approximately 44% of University revenue. Chancellor Harold Martin Administration and Board of Trustees 2019-2020 Strategic Priorities, consider Student Success, wellness, engagement and career development as third place behind Doctoral/Research Mission of the institution, and Community engagement and economic development. 
 
Notwithstanding being fiduciaries of the university resources, NC A&T Board of  Trustees approved resolution leasing  105 parking spaces at the Yanceyville Center on Sept. 28, 2019 to Self-Help Ventures. Resolution didn't  indicate whether lease was at market rate, lease fee and duration of the proposed lease. No question was asked as to the  total number of parking spaces available, and the lease would not complicate NC A&T plans for the facility.  Video
 
NCA&T: The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) will host Nano Day on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 
 

 Rewinding to 1991-92, at bequest of UNC Board of Governors NC Legislature enacted NC GA § 116‑252. Piedmont Triad Graduate Engineering Program in support faculty and graduate students involved in engineering at the campuses of The University of North Carolina.  In doing so UNC Board of Governors rejected a $20 Million dollar NCA&T/UNC-G Engineering and Science Research Center; "but that center [Piedmont Triad Engineering  Research Center]  contains no role for  UNCG, which had hoped to get several doctoral level  programs out of a joint engineering and science research center with A&T";
"UNCG/A&T proposal had won the enthusiastic  endorsement of top  Greensboro business leaders.  Acting through the Greensboro Development Corp., they last year commissioned a $300,000 study  to determine what areas of research  at UNCG/A&T  center could engage in to the benefit of the Triad economy and its  industries"; and I'm [banker E.S. ``Jim'' Melvin, chairman of the Greensboro Development Corp convinced it  [Research Center] is the thing to do, but we've got to work through the university system, build the case for it and get it high on the board's priority list. That's going to take some time.'' reported Jack Scism  TRIAD SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CENTER: VIABLE DREAM OR PIE IN THE SKY? , JACK SCISM, Greensboro News & Record - Monday, July 20, 1992 . (emphasis added)
The [UNC-G] Associate Provost for Research and Partnerships serves on the Government Relations council for the Greensboro Partnership and through this role contributed to the lobbying efforts with the state legislators for funding for the Joint School of  Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The College [College of Arts and Sciences] was a central player in the continuing work to establish the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering with NCA&T University. Degrees or programs being considered for the future· MS in Nanoscience and Ph.D. in Nanoscience. [UNCG Curricular Planning, Academic Affairs Annual Report AY 2007/08]
 
 
“A Promise for the Future By some accounts, nanotechnology is destined to replace much of today's technology. Gateway University Research Park expects to be at the forefront of these new technologies with the creation of a new institution, The Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN). ”
 
Request for Proposals by Gateway University Research Park for Construction The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering- dated Sept. 1, 2004

The primary goal of the school is to be a world leader in research, nano-related education, and outreach. The JSNN will promote Research goals, Education goals, and Outreach goals. To meet these goals, the JSNN will require specialized, state-of-the-art industrial quality research space. These will include laboratories for life sciences, engineering, materials science and other spaces requiring tightly controlled environments. 
 
NCA&T is "well known in areas such as advanced materials, nanotechnology, computational science, and says N. Radhakrishnan, former for research and economic development at N.C. A&T. The school also has significant strengths in other areas, including biotechnology, energy and the environment,  
Historical Black Land Grant NCA&T was listed as University focus on Nanotechnology in 2005. Cross-town Historical White UNC Greensboro was not listed as a University focused on Nanotechnology.
 
 information sciences and technology, logistics and  transportation development. All these endeavors are aligned in eight research clusters that bring faculty together across disciplines to develop large research projects. These research clusters run in parallel with a number of multidisciplinary centers and institutes at N.C. A&T, which develop partnerships with private and corporate sponsors, educational institutions, and government agencies
 
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) responsible for collecting and presenting statistical data and information for the nation; classifies Nanoscience and Nanoengineering as Nanotechnology CIP 15.1601: Engineering technologies and Engineering related fields.
 

PCG/UNC-NCCCS/UNC Interim report 3.doc/RB.SP.PC.CR.ATPCC.1/CC.14/10May05

 


University of North Carolina at Greensboro  2008-2009 Profile


NC A&T offers approved master's degrees in Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Industrial Systems &System Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Computation Science and Engineering, as well as doctoral degrees in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial and Systems Engineering. NC A&T is a Land Grant Institution offer cooperative extension services.
 
"There are 15 or more members on the Board of Governors from UNC-Chapel Hill and none from North Carolina A&T or other HBCUs within the system, clearly equality and respect has not been shown to A&T by the system."  NCA&T Board of Trustee member said, as published in BOT Meeting Minutes 04-18-07.
 
UNC Board of Governors 2007-09 budget Priorities bogus claim the Greensboro Center for Innovative Development- renamed  Gateway University Research Park- as NCAT/UNC-G Joint Millennial Campus relocated NCA&T College of Engineering, School of Technology, Physical Sciences and Applied Sciences programs and research, off –campus to the bogus Joint Millennial (with UNCG) doubling the cost $25 million vs. $50 million
 
In addition to degree programs in nanoscience and nanoengineering, JSNN will engage in research and outreach, as well as the   expected roles of a land-grant institution, such as teaching agriculture and engineering, and providing  cooperative extension services.   The JSNN facilities will be located on land that was formerly part of the NC A&T farm."    
 


The constituent university where the Project will be constructed:


Gateway University Research Park, South Campus
2900 East Lee Street Greensboro, NC 27401

 
Constituent university where the Project will be constructed Gateway University Research Park South Campus,  unambiguous indicate  intent to divest NC A&T of it Nanotechnology assets, script In UNC Greensboro as it create a new / De factor institution Gateway University Research Park, physically located at (NC A&T Farm) 2900 East Lee Street Greensboro, NC 27401.  
 
 
Ask UNC Board of Governors, NCA&T Chancellor Harold Martin, NC A&T Board of Trustees where are NC A&T Nanoscience MS. and Ph.D. degrees.  "UNCG and NC A&T are partners. UNCG is offering graduate degrees in nanoscience; A&T will eventually offer degrees in nanoengineering."
 
May 2007 UNC Board of Governors established alleged Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, at bogus NC A&T / UNCG Joint Millennial campus Gateway University Research Park,  to off (a) joint interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree and (a) joint professional science master's degree.     In order for UNC-G to offer Nanoscience degrees it must access NC A&T academic circular and research [Although the degree is in Nanoscience (and does not include Nanoengineering), students will be given the opportunity to take relevant courses at the School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the school of Engineering- request to plan Ph.D. in Nanoscience. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved establishment of the MS in Nanoscience on November 13, 2009, and establishment of the PhD program in Nanoscience on January 8, 2010, excluding NC A&T. December 9, 2009 UNC Graduate Council recommends authorization of the joint PhD, Dr. James Sadler Associate Vice President for Academic Planning University of North Carolina Chronology. 
Doctor of Philosophy in Nanoscience
The PhD in Nanoscience requires a minimum of 60 hours and is designed to prepare students to take positions in industrial, governmental, or academic research settings by providing a solid background in Nanoscience theory and experimental techniques through course work and dissertation research.
 
When almost all the occupations which will be affected by nanotechnology will require a BS in engineering with a broad, interdisciplinary approach. And will require an understanding not only of electrical, mechanical and civil engineering, but biology , physics and chemistry as well.  No UNC  Liberal Arts constituent  offer nanotechnology degrees without an existing Technology School.  Why is across-town Liberal  Art  UNC Greensboro with programs in music and nursing  which does not have an engineering school, requiring  relevant courses be taken at the School of Engineering at North Carolina A&T University and will be able to work on collaborative projects with faculty in the School of Engineering”, except for unvarnished racism offering Nanotechnology degrees?
 

UNC Greensboro & Martin Administration alleged UNCG/NCAT partnership: Proposed Gate City Network connects NC A&T Research through UNC Greensboro to NC-REN Internet2connection - high speed data network - NCA&T is already connect to NC-REN Internet2connection. NC A&T Aggie Autonomous Auto Team Places first in the country and second overall in the 2019  SAE Autodrive Challenge and Martin administration want to put A&T research on the UNC Greensboro Network.

 
A&T has two Cray Supercomputers(2), they are like air craft carriers, and an amazing assortment of high performance computing capabilities, and connect to Internet2 (NC-REN) a North Carolina Research Educational network focused on high speed traffic and research data.  Video Report 
 
 


UNCG, N.C. A&T Awarded $500K from NSF To Build High Speed Network
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (July 2, 2019) – UNC Greensboro (UNCG) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) have been awarded a two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of
UNC Greensboro is dead last in sponsored research  among Doctoral
 Granting Institutions in the UNC System in the years 2018 thru 2014.
$499,912 to build a high-speed research data network that will both connect the two largest universities in the Triad with each other and enable faster, easier sharing of research with scientists around the world. The Gate City Research Network (GCRN) is one of only 11 NSF Campus Cyber Infrastructure awards in the state of North Carolina and is the first award in the state for the category of Network Infrastructure. Approximately $358,000 of the award will be managed directly by UNCG, while approximately $142,000 will be managed by NC A&T as a “sub-award.”  Source UNC
 
The GCRN will create a multi-institutional network supporting research activities through a clean, low-latency, high-speed internet connection. This will give researchers access to dedicated, high performance computing resources while helping to eliminate issues posed by using existing networks that also carry administrative, entertainment (i.e. movie streaming, gaming), and other non-scientific data. The GCRN will enable fast transfers of the enormous amount of data that fuels innovative research. This will significantly increase the fundamental research capacity in disciplines such as chemistry, nano-engineering, nano-, computer-, and data science. 

“This award represents a significant step in our shared journey to help advance the capabilities and reputation of our universities and our region as world-class leaders in research,” said UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. “A state of the art network will help fuel innovation, spark economic growth in our region, and enable us to deliver meaningful scientific breakthroughs. It will also further deepen the existing partnership between UNCG and N.C. A&T, helping to connect our outstanding scientists with collaborators around the world.”

Added N.C. A&T Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., “This is an exciting opportunity for researchers at N.C. A&T, UNCG and their collaborators from around the globe. My expectation is that this new data network will assist our researchers in strengthening existing partnerships and creating new partnerships that will produce innovative solutions to some of the world’s persistent challenges.”
UNCG’s Jeff Whitworth, associate vice chancellor and chief infrastructure architect, served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for this grant, with co-principal Investigators Shyam Aravamudhan, associate professor, N.C. A&T; Geoff Starnes, associate vice chancellor of information technology and deputy chief information officer, N.C. A&T; and Daniel Todd, director, Triad Mass Spectrometry Facility.
 
 

N.C. A&T has Third Consecutive Record Year for Research Funding   Jamie Crockett
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (July 18, 2019) – Faculty researchers at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University earned $64.37 million in contracts and grants in 2018-19. A strong majority of the research awards come from the federal sector, are competitive in nature and support collaborative and innovative projects.
 

NC A&T received $92 million in State Appropriation constituting three tenths of  one percent of the approx. $3 billion dollar UNC Board of Governors annual appropriation. NC A&T attract $77 million dollars in tuition revenue and $63 million dollars in Sponsored Research in  2017- 2018, for a return of  $1.5 dollars for every dollar of  State appropriations.
 
 
NCA&T Chancellor Report Sept. 2009,  Faculty Salaries -2008-09 - indicate NCA&T  Professors receive as much as $20,000 less than UNC Peers UNC Charlotte, and UNC Greensboro and less than UNC-Wilmington who is not an "NCA&T Peer" institution.