North Carolina A&T State University has a long history of collaborating with North Carolina manufacturers. As a North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership partner, A&T University specializes in helping North Carolina manufacturers by partnering them with A&T engineering students that work with the organization to implement innovative objectives.
The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University is well known for its innovative research, transformational teaching and learning and impactful community engagement. The department completes projects with local industry around topics including process improvement, ergonomics, in-plant logistics and layout. The ISE department has a long-standing capstone senior design project requirement for all BSISE students, plus graduate student project requirements. Industry benefits by stimulating new thinking as students deliver results that can be rolled out into their organizations.
A&T University also houses the Center of Excellence in Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing (CEPDAM). The CEPDAM is a university-wide center leading in transformational design and manufacturing themes that address global challenges by innovating convergent solutions through inclusive partnerships. Supporting their land-grant mission CEPDAM provides comprehensive R&D expertise for industry, non-profits, and regional community partners throughout the entire product realization life cycle. Key facets include the design, prototype development, systems modeling, processing, characterization and supply chain management of manufactured products across different industry sectors. CEPDAM exemplifies A&T’s emblem “Mens et Manus” meaning “Mind and Hand” aptly bringing “ideas” into “action.”