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About Kathie Sidner

Defense Applications Engineer

UNC General Administration

In her role, Ms. Sidner matches UNC system expertise with the science and technology (S&T) needs of the University’s military partners. She facilitates work between the faculty, students, and staff of the UNC system and military end users and program managers, focusing on applied research and development efforts of high relevance to the warfighter. Ms. Sidner also coordinates activities of the UNC Defense Applications Group, a multidisciplinary group of faculty from across the UNC system that provides direct technical support to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Ft. Bragg.

Ms. Sidner is originally from Bath County, Virginia, and graduated from the University of Virginia. She earned her M.S. in chemical engineering from N.C. State University in 2002 and worked for seven years as an S&T intelligence analyst in the Washington D.C. area. Ms. Sidner also has experience working with the U.S. Army Research Office in support of nanotechnology and biotechnology programs (University Affiliated Research Centers).

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