Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr. chancellor of NC A&T weighs in on the Joint School of NanoScience & NanoEngineering in Greensboro NC.
“First, I’d like to reiterate our commitment to ensure the success of the numerous joint projects that have been undertaken by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University.
Our partnership efforts have culminated in the successful launch of such programs as the development of Gateway University Research Park, the Joint Masters of Social Work, and now the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.
The lesson that continues to hold true is that by combining our respective strengths, we can ensure the continued success of preparing outstanding graduates to be competitive in the professional workforce and also maintain our standing as a region of economic competitiveness in the areas of research and development.
The academic pursuits within the realm of nanotechnology will enhance the quality of substantive research conducted here in the Triad, enhance the outgrowth of patent disclosure, increase opportunities for technology transfer, and increase the number of new technology spin-off business that raise employment levels and trigger job growth in this region.
The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering will permit North Carolina A&T and UNCG to recruit exceptional faculty, build high-quality nanotechnology programs, work collaboratively with other faculty members and world-class researchers, create companies, create jobs, and ultimately, stimulate our local economy.
Our ability to be transformative leaders in technology will establish this region on the global forefront to attract multinational operations, and work collaboratively with other world-class researchers to foster the development of emerging industries, launch new companies, and create jobs.”