Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Four researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including Kathleen Gates in the department of psychology and neuroscience, were granted five awards totaling more than $7 million in the second round of the NIH BRAIN Initiative awards — the announcement of which coincided Oct. 13 with President Obama’s White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
Bo Li, a chemist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a 2016 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, awarded to highly creative researchers early in in their careers. Each of the 18 fellows announced by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation on Oct. 14 will receive a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue … Continued
If ecotourism in the Galapagos Islands — a province of Ecuador 1,000 kilometers from the mainland — continues to match its growth rate of the past two decades, the renowned sea turtles, giant tortoises, marine iguanas and unique landscapes that help attract visitors face serious risks. That’s among the scenarios developed by researchers at the University of North Carolina at … Continued
Four highly promising faculty members in diverse fields in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty.
Biologist Amy Gladfelter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholar, a designation awarded to “early-career scientists who have great potential to make unique contributions to their field.”
A conference sponsored by the Solar Energy Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Oct. 20-21 will focus on “Energy Storage: Fundamental to Applied.”
Carolina’s classrooms are changing. Professors Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy are transforming theirs to be more interactive and inclusive — an effort that has helped overcome achievement gaps.