7th SLC Newsletter Released

June 7, 2016

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is pleased to report our Year 8 progress revolving around research activities, education and outreach efforts and student accomplishments. Featured articles include updates on student travel and knowledge gained from both national and international conferences. The SLC hosted a standardization workshop at this year student retreat exposing the students to the importance of the development of working standards for characterization of bioabsorbable metallic materials.

Graduated students have been able to successfully transition into careers in industry as showcased through the alumni highlights. This year there was momentous advancement made in student research as seen in the abundance of papers we published, with some selections showcased in this newsletter. The talent in our dynamic center was put on display in a number of recognitions and strong showings in competitions on both research and entrepreneurship.

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Latest News

Biomaterials Day 2016, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro NC

The student chapter of North Carolina A&T State University’s Society For Biomaterials is hosting Biomaterials Day 2016 as the Chapter’s inaugural event on May 5th, from 8:30 am to 4 am in Fort-IRC 410. Biomaterials Day at NCAT is a one-day symposium consisting of a plenary address from Dr. William Wagner and speaker presentations from academia as well as industry representatives. Graduate and Undergraduate students from interdisciplinary majors will present their research in oral/poster format. The objectives of this SFB chapter is to enhance student interest in biomaterials and related disciplines, to promote advancement of biomaterials research and education and its related aspects, and to further the aims and objectives of the SFB as they relate to student research and education. Our theme for this year is: “Innovative Processing of Biomaterials from Lab Bench to Industry and Entrepreneurship”.

Symposium Agenda      Symposium Flyer

J. Sankar receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the Governor

June 10, 2015

Dr. Jag Sankar, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the NSF ERC-RMB, was recently recognized by the Governor of North Carolina with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The award is among the most prestigious civilian awards presented by the Governor to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. Notable recipients of this award in the past include Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, William Friday, Charles Kuralt and Andy Griffith.

Upcoming Event

NCAT Joint ERC/BMEN Seminar - From Magnesium to Mars: Developments in X-ray CT Imaging and Processing at NC A&T

11 AM – 11:50 PM – Friday, February 17, 2017
McNair Hall Lecture Room 4 – College of Engineering

X-Ray imaging has multiple applications in the modern world spanning materials and biological sciences and is fast becoming a tool for the masses used by clinicians who may operate equipment to marketers who wish to present technical information in an extremely accessible way.  Concepts of X-ray CT technology with applications to health and materials sciences utilizing data generated at NC A&T will be discussed.  Special attention will be given to understanding the limits and challenges of the technique and data set interpretation, opportunities afforded by collaboration, and the beauty of the world utilizing the whole electromagnetic spectrum. Special emphasis will be given to current efforts to create 3d data inputs for virtual physics and 3d printing applications by highlighting student projects at A&T and other academic collaborators. Speaker: Dr. Boyce Collins (Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials, North Carolina A&T State University)