Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mohit Bansal has received the prestigious Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – becoming only the second UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member to do so — for his work on natural language processing and machine learning.
UNC researchers will explore using “popular opinion leaders” to prevent concussions in middle school sports
A three-year $1.65 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will allow UNC researchers to study using the “Popular Opinion Leader” model in preventing concussions in middle school sports.
“Transformative” is the word professors Glenn Hinson and Stefan Jeglinski use repeatedly when speaking about the courses they’ve developed through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), a five-year initiative to enhance the undergraduate learning experience through “connecting, doing and making.”
For 70 years, the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, located in Morehead City, has provided a home for Carolina scientists — from undergraduate students to tenured professors — to study the complex marine and coastal systems of North Carolina and beyond. On Oct. 21, IMS will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a community open house from 1-4 p.m. at its … Continued
Institute for Convergent Science to focus on tackling the world’s biggest problems through multidisciplinary collaboration
As part of “For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina,” launched Oct. 6, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will create the UNC Institute for Convergent Science (ICS). By embracing this emerging model for scientific research, Carolina aims to tackle the world’s biggest problems by fostering greater multi-disciplinary collaboration among researchers, students and entrepreneurs.
Chemist Bo Li at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, established in 2007, supports unusually innovative research from early career investigators.
Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. Among the recipients was James Cahoon, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry.