Access Day -- February 6

Access Day 2014

Thursday, February 6
8 am – Noon
McKimmon Center
NC State University


Unleash the power of collaboration at the first College of Sciences Access Day forum, hosted by the College of Sciences Foundation and the event sponsors: BASF, LORD Corporation, and the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science at NC State. The event will be held Feb. 6 at the McKimmon Center on the NC State campus (directions).

Companies attending the event can enlist the help of world-class researchers to solve difficult technological and scientific problems, as well as learn more about the College’s work in their fields. Businesses seeking assistance with specific challenges are invited to contact us before the event at so we can have researchers in your field meet with you that day.

Access Day is a free event but registration is required. Learn more about the projects that researchers will present at the event.

Event Schedule

8 am Registration
8:30 am Breakfast with Featured Speakers
Dr. Joseph DeSimone
Founder of Liquidia Technologies, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill
Ed Mathers
Partner, New Enterprise Associates, Inc., one of the world’s largest venture capital firms
Dr. Michael Pcolinski
Vice President, Innovation & Technology North America, BASF
Dr. Daniel L. Solomon
Dean, College of Sciences
 10 am Faculty and graduate student poster session on current research projects (project list). College of Sciences leadership and heads of our academic departments will be available to discuss opportunities for partnerships.

Industry Benefits

Knowledge Transfer: Meet our leading science and technology researchers to exchange creative ideas and learn about current and potential applications of new technologies.

Problem Solving: Access Day provides a unique opportunity for companies to interact directly with our world-class faculty on a cross-disciplinary search for solutions to the toughest scientific problems. Send us your challenges in advance so we can be sure to have our most relevant research teams available.

Business Connections: This event engenders cross-company collaboration to market a more complete product. Venture capitalists and NC State-affiliated start-up representatives, including Dr. Kelly Sexton, director of NC State’s Office of Technology Transfer, will be on hand to discuss technological know-how, product development, intellectual property issues and funding.

About the College of Sciences

The College of Sciences, launched in 2013, makes NC State the university of choice for diverse, high-performing science students, faculty and staff from around the world.

We are at the forefront of scientific discovery, finding interdisciplinary solutions to the great societal problems, answering the deepest intellectual questions and providing reliable scientific information to the public and policy makers. Our extensive partnerships with business, industry and government fuel a culture of entrepreneurship that creates economic, societal and intellectual prosperity.

Start-ups from the College of Sciences

Agile Sciences
Nirvana Sciences
Our faculty contributed to the creation of CREE