Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Alumna and Chancellor’s Fellow Emily Auerbach’s goal is to make Carolina the first public university in the country where edible and medicinal plants are integrated into landscapes throughout campus.
The program is designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would like to develop advanced working language skills. Second-year students Christopher Burriss and Olivia Holder and third-year student Emily Rose, all students in the College of Arts and Sciences, join the ranks of Carolina students and alumni who have been awarded the prestigious fellowship.
UNC’s Hans Paerl and Larry Band were among 60 new fellows honored for “exceptional scientific contributions and attained knowledge eminence in the fields of Earth and space sciences.”
Larry Han, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Max Seunik, a 2015 Carolina alumnus, have been named recipients of the inaugural Schwarzman Scholars program award.
To better understand the severity of this year’s El Niño, UNC oceanographers traveled to one of the hardest hit places — the Galápagos Islands.
Chemist Joseph DeSimone will receive a National Medal of Technology and Innovation — among the nation’s highest honors for advancing innovation in science. The award will be presented at the White House early next year.
Joseph DeSimone from UNC’s College of and Sciences and Nitash Balsara from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have made their nonflammable lithium-ion battery prototype even better, replacing the liquid electrolyte with a liquid-solid hybrid that makes the battery more conductive and more resistant to damage.