Natural Sciences & Mathematics
The Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program, a free, week-long summer institute for twenty high school students, visited UNC in August. As part of the program, students were challenged to create their own wind turbines in order to learn about efficient wind energy.
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.
Some researchers believe gratitude is a fundamental human emotion, connecting us friends and partners who support our well-being. Two UNC psychologists focus on the long-lasting effects of living a life full of thanks. https://youtu.be/HLLLM1a_zHk Charles Darwin may be best known for his theory of survival of the fittest — the most adaptable organisms are the most likely to survive and … Continued
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 … Continued
Senior undergraduate Madeline Fischer is a double major in music and environmental studies. She was interviewed by endeavor as part of an initiative highlighting female researchers at UNC this year.
Department of marine sciences professor Hans Paerl discusses hurricane’s impact on water quality on UNC’s Well Said podcast.
This summer, senior Trevor McPherson traveled to Indonesia to continue his research into the intersection of music and neuroscience.