Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Canoeing down the banks of the Coharie River recently as part of a capstone course, UNC-Chapel Hill senior Daniel Barnes-Batista said, was the kind of educational experience he could never get at a desk.
Solely adjusting the aspect ratio of a pipe – regardless of its shape – precisely controls how medicine, pollutants, nutrients and chemicals travel down it and hit their target, according to UNC mathematicians.
The College of Arts and Sciences celebrated the grand opening of its newest state-of-the-art campus makerspace on Nov. 16. At 3,500 square feet, the Murray Hall makerspace is the largest of the three campus facilities and will become the central hub of the BeAM (Be A Maker) network
The College of Arts and Sciences recognized 12 new distinguished professors at a reception Oct. 24 in Hyde Hall.
Four researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including Kathleen Gates in the department of psychology and neuroscience, were granted five awards totaling more than $7 million in the second round of the NIH BRAIN Initiative awards — the announcement of which coincided Oct. 13 with President Obama’s White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
Bo Li, a chemist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a 2016 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, awarded to highly creative researchers early in in their careers. Each of the 18 fellows announced by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation on Oct. 14 will receive a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue … Continued
If ecotourism in the Galapagos Islands — a province of Ecuador 1,000 kilometers from the mainland — continues to match its growth rate of the past two decades, the renowned sea turtles, giant tortoises, marine iguanas and unique landscapes that help attract visitors face serious risks. That’s among the scenarios developed by researchers at the University of North Carolina at … Continued