Category: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Noelle Romero is the program coordinator for the Chancellor’s Science Scholars and UNC-PROPS. In August 2016, she successfully defended her thesis within the Curriculum in Genetics & Molecular Biology. Her … Continued
UNC-Chapel Hill researchers make discovery that could increase plant yield in wake of looming phosphate shortage
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have pinpointed a key genetic switch that helps soil bacteria living on and inside a plant’s roots harvest a vital … Continued
Gaming giant Valve acquires Impulsonic — a UNC-created 3-D sound simulation software company started by two PhD students and faculty within the department of computer science.
Gulden Othman is a third-year graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomywithin the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She currently works in the Experimental Nuclear and Astroparticle … Continued
Geoffrey Bell wanted a way for students in his fall 2016 Restoration Ecology class to link concepts in ecosystem restoration with the practical application of research techniques they were learning. … Continued
Chancellor Folt talks about the new initiative in this video. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched a five-year initiative, “Creating Scientists: Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making,” to … Continued
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that up to 90 percent of predatory fish are gone from Caribbean coral reefs, straining the ocean ecosystem … Continued
“Rooms” uses movement, music and text to explore issues at the intersection of gender, race and identity.
Senior Phylicia Currence is a McNair Scholar within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences majoring in psychology and sociology, with a minor in Africa, African American, and diaspora studies. … Continued
We use statistics to analyze almost every aspect of sports on the court, but UNC’s Jonathan Jensen employs statistical analysis to predict what will happen behind the scenes of sports … Continued
Senior Marketa Burnett is an undergraduate researcher double-majoring in psychology and African, African American, and diaspora studies within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She is also a McNair … Continued
Biomedical engineers at Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of New Mexico have engineered the first examples of biomimetic structures composed of a mysterious class of proteins that lack … Continued
Benjamin Kompa, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, a research-focused award that provides funding … Continued
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered, for the first time, that plants can detect shadows and have identified how they do it, revealing a … Continued
Twenty-four faculty members and teaching assistants have been named winners of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2017 University Teaching Awards. The recipients will be recognized during halftime … Continued
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s General Alumni Association (GAA) has honored a professor who translates research into real-world innovations and a dean who champions nonpartisan service to … Continued
Senior Karylle Abella: ’95 percent of the ocean is still unexplored – and I’m one of many scientists uncovering a vast unknown’
Senior Karylle Abella is an undergraduate researcher within the UNC College of Arts and Sciences majoring in chemistry, with a minor in creative writing. Her research focuses on the different … Continued
Six new interdisciplinary, team-taught courses will be offered across the College of Arts and Sciences beginning in fall 2017 in disciplines ranging from physics and astronomy to public policy to … Continued
This past summer, John Paul Balmonte (Ph.D. ’17) worked on a once-in-a-lifetime research cruise traveling from New Zealand to Alaska.
UNC chemist Bo Li focuses her research on the bioactive small molecules produced by bacteria and the ways in which they may help defend the human body against infectious diseases.