Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Recently, BeAM at Murray Hall welcomed two groups of girls from Healthy Girls Save the World (HGSW). This organization focuses on inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which partners with universities and colleges to promote health and women’s empowerment.
Peter Mucha is the new Chairs Leadership Program Director for the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Mucha, the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor in Mathematics, came to UNC in 2005. “When [IAH Director] Mark Katz asked me if I would be willing to be CLP Director, it was immediately an exciting opportunity for me,” he said.
Environmental science major Alfre Wimberley is studying in Thailand. She says: “The biggest lesson I have taken from Thailand is flexibility. We spend a lot of time working in teams, managing new and unexpected obstacles, and an extremely new environment with drastically different cultural and societal expectations.”
UNC student Cassidy Manzonelli (biology ’18) is currently sailing with SEA Semester on a rare scientific research voyage to the remote Phoenix Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Cassidy is one of 24 undergraduates from diverse U.S. colleges and universities who will conduct research to contribute to a growing data set of this largely under-studied region.
Francesca Bernardi and Katrina Morgan, mathematics Ph.D. candidates in the College of Arts & Sciences, founded Girls Talk Math last year as a way to encourage young women to explore mathematics beyond the usual curriculum and to consider its practical applications.
Francesca Bernardi is a math PhD candidate within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences and a member of the Joint Applied Mathematics and Marine Sciences Fluids Lab. She is the co-founder of Girls Talk Math and president of the UNC Association for Women in Mathematics. Through experiments and mathematical modeling, Bernadi examines the behavior of fluids flowing through tubes … Continued
While the quality of visual images in video games and virtual reality continues to advance impressively with technology improvements, the sound and music quality of those games haven’t kept pace. A team of faculty and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Computer Science has been developing sound simulation technologies to overcome that barrier for … Continued