Natural Sciences & Mathematics
This summer, senior Trevor McPherson traveled to Indonesia to continue his research into the intersection of music and neuroscience.
Each June, across North Carolina, the familiar twinkle of fireflies fills the evening sky. Slowly, one by one, these beetles emit a spark of light — a chemical reaction called bioluminescence. They flicker randomly until more and more of them gather together amongst the leaves. Then, an odd thing happens: They begin to sparkle in unison.
Edward T. Samulski, Carolina chemistry professor emeritus and former chair of the applied physical sciences department, has been awarded the Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry award for 2017. The Herman F. Mark Award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry and recognizes outstanding research and leadership in polymer science.
Incoming junior Jennifer Cooper plans to major in psychology and history, but it’s her background that makes her unique among her peers. Cooper, 49, is the mother of nine children. They range in age from 26 to 9.
The new UNC Autism Research Center will accelerate the creation of more effective, personalized treatments and interventions for the millions of people with autism spectrum disorder across.
Marcus Reis, first-year Ph.D. student in the Leibfarth Group in the department of chemistry, helped a young maker in creating a new hands-on project for children in the hospital.
Twenty-five years ago, Sherry Salyer left her job as a middle school health and physical education teacher to come to Carolina. Her students and colleagues in the Carolina’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science are glad she did.