Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Four new integrated first-year seminars team-taught by faculty members from different disciplines will be offered beginning in fall 2017 as part of the new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): “Creating Scientists: Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making.”
Using state-of-the-art instrumentation and lab analyses, UNC researchers gather information on Jordan Lake.
The connection between physics and music is stronger than most people might think. Many physicists are amateur musicians, physics professor Laurie McNeil said. “Think of Einstein and his violin. He was actually quite good.” Indeed, even though McNeil and her future teaching partner, music professor Brent Wissick, had both been at Carolina for more than a decade, the first time … Continued
After graduation, Sierra Atwater will head to South Africa, where she’ll work for a STEM education startup company on encouraging young girls to get involved in science. She’s taking a gap year before applying to medical school, and she hopes to incorporate a love of STEM education into her future career.
As director of Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute, Mario Ruiz has monitored some of the most active (and potentially destructive) volcanoes in South America. After earning his PhD at UNC 10 years ago, Ruiz has come back to Carolina to sift through data from the recent eruption of the Cotopaxi volcano.
Spring Commencement at UNC-Chapel Hill recognizes the accomplishments of more than 6,000 Carolina students, including 3,807 undergraduates. Here’s a look at the number of graduates for the most popular majors for the Class of 2017.
Get to know senior Jamal Royster, a computer science major from Brinklow, Maryland, as he experiences his senior year at Carolina. View a photo essay about his senior year.