NASA and NC State University:

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NASA

and
NC State University:

Building Stronger Partnerships

April 24, 2002

Dr. Charles Moreland, Vice Chancellor for Research
and Graduate Studies, North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University


National leader in Science, Engineering and Technology


Land Grant University founded 1887


Centennial Campus established 1984


28,000+ students, 1,600 faculty, 10 colleges


105,215 acres (1,877 in Raleigh)


Federal research expenditures FY01
-

$90M


Total R&D expenditures
-

$300 million


35% Engineering


7% Textiles




20% Ag and Life Sci

5% Education


20% Physical/Math Sci

3% Other


10% Vet Medicine


Number of patents since 1992


350


Top ten for industry sponsored research


Ranked 17
th

nationally for licensing revenues and patents


Ranked 4
th

nationally for spinning off start
-
up companies


Red Wolf

NC State and NASA


From FY97
-

FY01, NC State awarded $13.2M in
NASA grants


1997
-

$2.8M

1998
-

$2.7M

1999
-

$3.1M

2000
-

$2.3M

2001
-

$2.3M




In 2001, NCSU had 43 competitively awarded
grants and contracts


STS 89, Jan 1998

Bell Tower at NCSU

NC State involved with 4 NASA

Strategic Enterprises and Education


Examples:


Biological and Physical Research



Plant gravitropism:
A transgenic approach (Perera, Boss
-

Botany)


Aerospace Technology


Uninhabited aerial vehicle
Testing (Chokani, Hall, Heinzen
-

Mech. Aero. Engr.)


Earth Science



SeaWiFS data from the Indian Ocean
(Morrison
-

Marine, Earth and Atm. Science)


Space Science

-

X
-
ray emission and dynamics of
supernova remnants (Reynolds
-

Physics)


Education

-

Space biology lectures in digital format
(Brown
-

Kenan Institute and Botany)


SeaWiFS

NC State is home to >55 established research
institutes, centers, laboratories, consortia and
initiatives. Four of these are directly related
to NASA missions:



NASA Specialized Center for
Plant Gravitational Genomics


Center for Earth Observation


North Carolina Space Grant
Consortium


North Carolina Space Initiative


These Centers are one way NCSU

links with other organizations with like
-
minded goals


Arabidopsis Root Cap

NC State Responds to NASA RFP’s

Examples of Current and Future Proposals:

Drosophila, gene expression and gravity
(MacKay, Anholt


Zoology)

Smart Nanoporous Materials Inspired by
Neurofilament Structure (Brenner


Materials
Sci & Eng)

3
rd

Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle
Institute, URETI (DeJarnette, Mech & Aero
Eng)

NASA Institute for Aeronautics Associates,
LaRC (Nagel et al., Mech & Aero Eng)


National Space Grant College/Fellowship
Program: Phase I Comp. and Workforce Dev.

(DeJarnette, Mech & Aero Eng)


An Advanced Technology Community for
University, Industry and Government Partnerships

Five multi
-
disciplinary R&D neighborhoods


Bioscience and Biotechnology


Advanced Materials


Pre
-
College Education


Environmental Technologies


Advanced Communications Technologies



Bioscience and Biotechnology


Genome Research Lab


Bioinformatics Research Center


Forest Biotechnology Research Consortium


DNA Sequencing Facility


Fungal Genomics Lab


Hyperthermophile Lab


Advanced Materials


Engineering Research Center for Advanced
Electronic Materials Processing


Non
-
Wovens Technology Institute


Materials Research
Center


College of Textiles


Precision Engineering
Center


Analytical Instrumentation Facility


College of Textiles

Pre
-
College Education


The Science House


Centennial Campus Middle School


The Kenan Fellows Program for
Curriculum and Leadership
Development


North Carolina Space
Grant Consortium


Chancellor Fox and Kenan Fellows

Government Partners


NSF


Multiple Centers


USDA


Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service


USDA


Eastern Regional Hub
Offices


NOAA


National Weather
Service Regional Forecast Office


US Forest Service


Southern
Global Change Program


Partnerships and Commercialization


Vice Chancellor’s Office for Extension and
Engagement


Office of Technology Transfer


Technology Education and
Commercialization Program


Knowledge Sharing Systems


Center for Innovation
Management Systems


Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology
& Science



Partners I, Kenan Institute

NASA

and
North Carolina:

Building Stronger Partnerships



Sponsored by the North Carolina Space Initiative:
A program of the Kenan
Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science at NC State University