On Oct. 6, UNC-Chapel Hill launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign by a university in the history of the state. “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina” aims to raise $4.25 billion by Dec. 31, 2022, to foster an innovation generation prepared to lead the world to a better future through research and scholarship, example and ethos.
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As part of “For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina,” launched Oct. 6, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will create the UNC Institute for Convergent Science (ICS). By embracing this emerging model for scientific research, Carolina aims to tackle the world’s biggest problems by fostering greater multi-disciplinary collaboration among researchers, students and entrepreneurs.
University Research Week Oct. 9-13 is a semi-annual, campus-wide event that enhances opportunities for undergraduates to discover and engage in research and scholarship. It is part of Carolina’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which emphasizes “Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making:”
Nanotechnology: A Maker’s Course” is a new free series of classes being offered online through Coursera and taught by faculty from Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State. The course focuses on machinery involved in making high-tech products and studying materials on a molecular scale.
Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the Technology, the Economy and Employment category. The honor recognizes the extraordinary achievements of individuals in the arts and humanities; environment; human condition; public policy; and technology, the economy and employment.