Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Ayana King stands at the front of the stage holding a shiny metal bucket in each arm as the voice of the late singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone — the “High Priestess of Soul” — croons from a nearby laptop: Why you wanna fly Blackbird? You ain’t ever gonna fly. Why you wanna fly Blackbird? You ain’t ever … Continued
Phylicia Currence’s research focuses on family support for minority students in predominately white institutions
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. Her research focuses on the importance of family support for minority students who attend predominantly white institutions.
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 business,
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 Scholar and serves on the Campus Health Advisory Board. Her research focuses on the concept of inferiority amongst African-American youth and its effects on educational outcomes.
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 any sort of internal structure. The advance may help scientists investigate functioning cells and provide a new route to targeted drug delivery and regenerative medicine.
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 to outstanding American students for a year of master’s study in science, mathematics and engineering at Churchill College, based at the University of Cambridge in England.
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 never-before-understood mechanism for how plants maximize the efficiency of capturing light and by extension, agricultural yield.