PAGE 3 ©2017 THE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OFFICE | FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY Introduction This atmosphere of excitement, arising from imaginative consideration, transforms knowledge. A fact is no longer a bare fact: it is invested with all its possibilities. It is no longer a burden on the memory: it is energizing as the poet of our dreams, and as the architect of our purposes. Imagination is not to be divorced from the facts: it is a way of illuminating the facts.” -Alfred North Whitehead The Visionary Leaders of Research at FSU Dr. James A. Anderson, Chancellor Dr. Jon M. Young, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Daryush ILA , Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer The Research Leadership of Fayetteville State University welcomes you to view this compilation of the work of the creative minds of the University. Through independent thought acted out in a collective environment, the faculty and staff of FSU are broaching micro-level problems that are leading to macro-level solutions. From postulate, to proof, to product, to patent, FSU is a small institution that is making a major impact on the world of research and development.