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  • Alumna Defies Stereotypes

    - Alumna Defies Stereotypes to Become Accomplished Black Scientist and Role Model. Even though the popular film “Hidden Figures” featured smart, strong Black women blazing trails a generation ago at NASA’s Hampton, Virginia, facility, today’s image of a scientist is still likely to be one of an “old white guy” in a lab coat. And that’s what Korie Grayson, Ph.D., (B.S. ’12), biomedical engineer and chemical engineering researcher, wants to change. The attractive 31-year-old Black woman, who listens to R&B and Afrobeat music and describes herself as a foodie, a wine enthusiast and a workout junkie, is just one example of what a scientist is today.

  • NSU and Pharrell Team Up

    - Norfolk State University hosted a business economic forum Thursday, Oct. 28, held by entertainment entrepreneur Pharrell Williams. The mogul’s “The Elephant in the Room” was a business economic panel discussion aimed at helping move the region’s economic development forward.

  • Spartan Inovation Academy Program

    - Provides Apple Devices to Every Student and Faculty Member Norfolk State University launched the Spartan Innovation Academy program last fall, a new initiative that provides students, faculty and staff with access to industry-leading technology and specialized training for app development. NSU is the first Historically Black

  • Intellectual Property Education In HBCUs

    - Intellectual property needs to be protected yet students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are often not taught the process of how to do so. Dr. Kevin C. Santiago, assistant professor of engineering at Norfolk State, plans to change that with the help of a $25,000 Michelson grant.

  • Proposed ONE School of Public Health

    - Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University and Eastern Virginia Medical School (O.N.E.) agreed in August to work toward establishing Virginia's first school of public health. The proposed O.N.E. School of Public Health (ONE SPH) would be only the third collaborative of it's kind in the country.

  • NSU Achieves Level II Authority

    - T he restructured higher education financial and administrative act of 2005 allows for public colleges and universities to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Governor and respective cabinet Secretaries to receive additional authority in three areas, capital outlay, information technology, and procurement