GREENSBORO – The Piedmont Triad region’s future is in technology, telecommunications, electronics, information technology, transportation and nanoscience, according to North Carolina A&T State University Chancellor Harold Martin.

“We have core programs in those areas that are critical to the future of this region – and in my mind, critical to the state,” Martin says in the accompanying video.

In fact, A&T’s pursuits in the lab rank it the third-largest university in research in the entire UNC system.  An economic impact study released this year found that A&T has an annual impact of $650 million on the surrounding five-county region and nearly $1 billion statewide.

“So a university of about 11,000 students is having a huge impact,” Martin says.  “In my mind, our best work is yet to come.”