North Carolina A&T State University and GTCC Launch New Research Partnership

College of Engineering       

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University


Joy Cook, 336-285-3689

Terri Godwin, 336-285-2640


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       August 16, 2013  

Greensboro, N.C. – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) and Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) today announced a new research partnership.  This collaboration will focus on engaging N.C. A&T and GTCC students in independent and joint research. 

Dr. Gerry Dozier, professor and chair of the department of computer science, in the College of Engineering says of the partnership, “Working with Astrid Todd, Director of the Cyber Crime Technology program at GTCC brings experience in Computer Forensics to the Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Sciences (CASIS) and the Center for Cyber Defense (C2D). This research collaboration will combine the expertise of N.C. A&T in the areas of cyber security, cyber identity protection, and privacy along with the expertise of GTCC in computer forensics.  The joint research projects will also provide opportunities for students to develop technology that will support national security, a strong economic future, and address the growing national concerns with respect to cyber security and privacy.”

Dr. Robin Coger, dean of the College of Engineering, commented “This agreement will provide another avenue for growing a well-educated STEM workforce since it provides an important path for the talented minds of the Piedmont-Triad community.  By further advancing the N.C. A&T and GTCC partnership in this way, we are making yet another significant step toward enabling a direct research pipeline between our institutions. 

According to GTCC’s Dr. Kevin Lee, Computer Technologies Department Chair, “I am very excited to work with N.C. A&T in the establishment of the Center for Cyber Security and Privacy at GTCC.  Dozier and Todd have done an excellent job forming a partnership between our institutions and providing career opportunities in Cyber Crime technologies for our students.  In addition, the work that will be performed under this partnership and advancing research will also provide a national impact on the technologies of cyber security, as GTCC continues to become a national leader in this technology.  I am extremely excited for the establishment of a satellite of the Center for Advanced Studies in Identity Science and the Center for Cyber Defense on the campus of Guilford Technical Community College (Jamestown Campus).  Working with a dedicated team of faculty and staff at N.C. A&T and GTCC will provide our community with cutting edge technologies, developments, and advancements in the Forensic Identity Sciences while promoting the excellence within both institutions.” 

The Launch event is set to take place on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Edward B. Fort Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) Bldg. – Atrium (Beneath the Double Helix.)

A Keynote address will be given by North Carolina House of Representatives, Rep. Alma Adams.  


 Joy Cook

        N. C. A&T University Program Manager- Department of Computer Science

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