Presentation on theme: "NCA&T Industrial Advisory Board Research Committee Report 20 March 2007."— Presentation transcript:
NCA&T Industrial Advisory Board Research Committee Report 20 March 2007
Discussion Key Points What is the long term goal? –Strengthen research to build teaching and academics? Or compete nationally as research powerhouse? Committee doesnt fully understand strengths and challenges of conducting research at A&T or how to best help build up the program: –Are buildings and facilities an issue? –Are research tools, equipment and IT an issue? –Who are their jewels (national level key researchers)? –Are they able to have some people dedicated to research (personnel policies, pay scales,...)? –Are ITAR requirements a blocking points (foreign nationals,...)? –What types of funding can we jointly go after? –Should we prioritize additional undergrad opportunities (such as SAE vehicles, AIChE competitions,...)?
Recommendations 1.Understand A&T strengths, key researchers, challenges Discussion with Dr. Monroe, his team and Dr. Radakrishnan 2.Review A&T research plan to understand where they want to go IAB provide challenge and support 3.Understand if initial priority should be undergrad or graduate research? Should we help them build or bring in a rock star? What specific advantages can A&T build on as a small player? Should IAB help A&T build partners (in UNC system or other)?