Aggies Unveils New Research Complex | Education

Simone Josey, a senior major in biomedical engineering, was one of the students who participated in Thursday’s event.

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Josey hopes to be able to do biomedical engineering research at the new facility as a master’s student next year.

“I’m really excited,” she said.

She’s trying to lay the groundwork for a future that could also include going to medical school, becoming a gynecologist, opening her own women’s health center, and designing new or better gynecological devices — she already have some ideas for those.

After the grand opening, A&T opened the new building, which most students hadn’t seen before, for tours.

The new holographic imaging lab at NC A&T’s Harold L. Martin Sr. Engineering Research and Innovation Complex. The building cost $90 million and includes a robotics lab, classrooms and creative space.


Coger led a group of executives and media through the facility, showing a variety of new labs and fabrication space, as well as faculty and staff offices, common areas, and the building’s three classrooms.

Senior Richard McKee and graduate student Lowell Welburn both work with mechanical engineering research professor Sun Yi to conduct robot research, and they love their lab space in the new complex, which McKee says has more room for gear and makes him feel inspired.

He said they were working to initiate research comparing the stability of the dog-like four-legged robot with the new bipedal robot that Welburn had stomped in the lab as a demonstration for visiting guests.

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