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GOAL: The goal of ILAB (Interdisciplinary Research Institute) is to build a sense of community for interdisciplinary research and education at North Carolina A&T State University, to promote growth and sustainability for interdisciplinary research/education collaboration, and enhance broad community outreach.



  • Enable problem-driven inter-disciplinary research / education.
  • Expedite innovative multi-dimensional collaborations among faculty, students, and research / education partners.
  • Encourage the creation of intellectual property by interdisciplinary faculty, students, and academic and industrial partners.



The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T or A&T) is a land-grant university located in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. It is the largest publicly funded historically black college (HBCU) in the state of North Carolina. NC A&T is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and classified as a research university with high research activity by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.Founded in 1891 and known then as The Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race. NC A&T is one of the nation’s leading producers of African-American engineers with bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.  NASA is one of the major partners of the School of Engineering. It is also the nation’s top producer of minorities with degrees (as a whole) in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. NC A&T is also a leading producer of minority certified public accountants, landscape architects, and veterinarians.NC A&T offers 116 bachelor’s degrees, 54 master’s degrees, and doctorate degrees in computer science, energy, environmental, electrical engineering studies, Leadership Studies, and mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering.