Centers & Initiatives

Centers and Initiatives


The College of Arts and Sciences is home to several research centers and teaching initiatives that offer faculty and students the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research, develop novel teaching methods and materials, and address pressing issues confronting society. These centers and initiatives facilitate collaborative research and teaching across the College and the University and provide unique opportunities to advance knowledge and understanding.

Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center

The WSSU Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center (BRIC) is a center of excellence dedicated to basic biomedical and translational research to promote the understanding and prevention of human diseases including heart disease, cancer, drug addiction, neurological disorders and pain.

Center for Community Safety

The mission of the Center for Community Safety is to engage communities in the strategic utilization of research to shape action and enhance response to community safety issues.

Center for Design Innovation

Founded in 2005 as a multi-campus research center joining Winston-Salem State University, the UNC School of the Arts, and Forsyth Technical Community College, the Center for Design Innovation (CDI) facilitates interdisciplinary design-focused creativity, education, research, and entrepreneurial activity in order to act as a design-based business cluster accelerator. CDI's mission is to create an environment in which diverse constituents generate, develop and translate creative thinking in fostering the growth of education, research and commercial enterprises.

Center for the Liberal Arts

The College of Arts and Sciences will soon launch the Center for the Liberal Arts. Housed in the historic Carolina Hall, the Center will promote a broad liberal arts ideal across the curricular and co-curricular programs in the College in cultivating and sustain an innovative, creative, and collaborative intellectual community. Through formal programs of faculty and student colloquia, symposia, research groups, workshops, and a fellows program, the Center will provide a critical institutional space connecting cultures of research and learning in deepening the liberal arts ideal at the University.

Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMSTE)

Established by the 2003 North Carolina General Assembly, the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMSTE) is the newest North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) Center dedicated to strengthening the quality and increasing the number of teachers in mathematics and science education and increasing the pool of North Carolina high school graduates prepared to pursue careers requiring mathematics and science.

Project Strengthen

Project Strengthen is a university-wide program designed to provide basic research and advanced academic opportunities for faculty and students in health or health-related sciences.

WSNC 90.5 FM

A broadcast service of Winston-Salem State University, WSNC 90.5 FM began broadcasting on May 2, 1983 and currently broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from a 10,000-watt tower located on the university campus.  The broadcast format is jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, and world music in addition to National Public Radio (NPR) news and public affairs programming.

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