North Carolina A&T State University and Guilford Technical Community College are forming a unique research partnership that could have a national impact on the development of new technologies, and could provide critical skill development for talented students.
The partnership extends the capacity of two A&T-based research centers on cyber defense and identity science to Guilford Tech, creating new satellite offices at GTCC, and creates a great career path for top students.
“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,” notes Dr.Robin Coger, NCA&T’s engineering dean.
As part of the program, NCA&T will employ several GTCC students each summer to work on cybercrime detection, but will also be open to students in other disciplines at the community college.
Program leaders Dr. Jerry Dozier of NCA&T and Dr. Astrid Todd at GTCC “have done an excellent job forming a partnership between our institutions and providing career opportunities in cyber crime technologies for our students,” says Kevin Lee, chair of computer technologies at GTCC. “The work and advanced research that will be performed under this partnership will also provide a national impact in the technologies of cyber security… and will provide our community with cutting edge technologies.”