A Strategy for Research at NC State Terri L. Lomax Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies University Council 18 May 2010
Research Impact Snapshot $365M annual research expenditures (FY09) ~$28M ARRA Awards received to date 679 U.S. Patents 676 International Patents >110 better world products from lab to market 72 start-up companies attracting >$750M investment and 3,000 jobs 137 intellectual property disclosures submitted by faculty in FY09 (IP pipeline)
2009 US News & World: University Rankings Top 5 Land Grant Universities (2009) * Medical School RANKINGS.
Research Universities by Institutional Characteristics NC State ranks 47th among all U.S. research universities in total research expenditures (NSF) 22 U of Texas MD-Anderson 27 GA Tech+ Vet School 30 U TX-Austin 1 Johns Hopkins 48 Scripps RI 4 U of Mich+ 9 U Penn 7 Duke 8 U of WA 3 U Wisc-M 20 Texas A&M 12 Stanford 10 Ohio State+ 17 U of Pitt+ 36 Purdue+ Med School 13 U Minn+ 21 Wash U-StL 46 VA Tech 15 Cornell+ 23 Columbia 47 NCSU 16 UCDavis 25 U of CO+ 19 U of F 29 U of Ill-UC 26 UNC-CH 42 LSU+ 28 U of SoCal 50 MI State 2 UCSF 39 Indiana U+ 11 Penn State+ 51 U GA 31 Yale 5 UCLA 14 MIT 40 UA-Birm 32 Northwestern 6 UCSD 18 UC-Berkeley 43 TX MC-Dallas 24 U AZ 33 Harvard 41 U MD-CP 44 U MD-Baltimore 48 U KY 34 Baylor 49 U of Ill-C 45 U of Rochester Land Grant Legend 35 Emory Private Public + System 37 Vanderbilt 38 Case Western
The Center for Measuring University Performance The 9 Measures: Total Research Federal Research Endowment Assets Annual Giving National Academy Members Faculty Awards Doctorates Granted Postdoctoral Appointees SAT/ACT range Source: Top American Research Universities, 2009 Annual Report (The Center for Measuring University Performance).
The Center Report: 2008 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 Source: Top American Research Universities 2008 Annual Report (The Center for Measuring University Performance). http://mup.asu.edu/research2008.pdf
The Center Report: 2009 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Source: Top American Research Universities 2009 Annual Report (The Center for Measuring University Performance). http://mup.asu.edu/research2009.pdf
The Center 2009 Report: NC State’s Measures 3 8 1 6 Source: Top American Research Universities 2009 Annual Report (The Center for Measuring University Performance).
Peer Institutional Data + reports all campuses Sources: a) The Center and b) IPEDS Data Center, US Dept. of Education http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/Default.aspx, accessed 4/06/10andc) NSF Academic R&D Expenditures http://nsf.gov/statistics/rdexpenditures/
Peer Institutional Data Relative to Population Sources: a) The Center and b) IPEDS Data Center, US Dept. of Education http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/Default.aspx, accessed 4/06/10
Total Research Expenditures (2001-2008) Texas A&M GA Tech U of Ill-UC U of Ill-UC Purdue Purdue VA Tech NC State NC State Source: Academic R&D Expenditures FY 2008 (NSF) http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf10311/pdf/nsf10311.pdf
Comparison of University Research Expenditure Trends TODAY.
A Research Strategy . . . Why? To increase our impact for the public good, development of future leaders, rankings, and legacy for future generations. To build a foundation for further strengthening NC State’s national & international research profile. PURPOSE.
A Research Strategy . . . How. CULTURE collaboration, team science REPUTATION awareness, peer assessment CATALYSTS funding & partnerships
Progress: World-class faculty & students Dr. Trudy F. MacKay: Genetics elected to the National Academy of Sciences Dr. James A. Trainham III: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering National Academy of Engineering joined NC State, April 2010 Current National Academy Members: 19 Dr. Todd R. Klaenhammer: Food, Bioprocessing& Nutrition Sciences elected AAAS Fellow (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Current AAAS Fellows: 41 TALENT & RESOURCES For complete listings see The Research Gateway: http://www.ncsu.edu/research/gateway/partners/academy.php
Progress: World class faculty & students 8 NSF CAREER Awards! Halfway through 2010 NC State faculty have been awarded more NSF awards than each of the past five years. TALENT & RESOURCES 11 NSF Graduate Fellowships! A record-breaking 11 students will enter Graduate Programs with NSF Fellowships in Fall 2010 TALENT & RESOURCES For complete listings of NSF CAREER Awards see The Research Gateway: http://www.ncsu.edu/research/gateway/partners/nsfcareer.php
Progress: Increase Awareness Research Blog: NC State’s research blog launched in April 2010; http://web.ncsu.edu/abstract/ or via Research Gateway Results Magazine: Fall 2010, expand magazine coverage and size, increase multimedia components, integrate more faculty recognition and opportunities. National Assoc of Science Writers/Council for the Advancement of Science Writing Conference: Hosting 2012 conference which draws hundreds of major journalists from across the country, looking for major science news. REPUTATION: INCREASE AWARENESS
Progress: Collaboration and Team Science Today’s complex issues call for multidisciplinary approaches and team science. Building teams of scientists & scholars around critical issues = Strategic Research Areas CULTURE
Strategic Research Areas at NC State Strategic Focus Areas Health & Well-Being Energy & Environment Educational Innovation Safety & Security Economic & Societal Benefit Cross-Cutting Initiatives CULTURE
Progress: Collaboration Tools REACH NC Research Expertise And Collaboration Hub Working with NC partners, including UNC GA, UNC CH, and RENCI, NC State is leading an effort to launch an online, searchable intelligent system that provides opportunities to connect with potential collaborators by offering profiles of researchers, projects, publications, and people in North Carolina. CULTURE