Natural Sciences & Mathematics
A new scientific instrument will enable University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers to analyze everything from corals and rocks to human teeth and the blood of mosquitoes. The National Science Foundation’s major research instrumentation program has granted UNC $410,000 to acquire a device called an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer. It features a laser system that allows direct … Continued
A sport administration class taught by Richard Southall, associate professor of exercise and sport science, has a unique partnership with the Carolina RailHawks, a professional soccer team based in Cary. Currently in its second year, the partnership provides real-life work experience for UNC students. Students in Southall’s sales and revenue production class apply their classroom learning through the real-world opportunity … Continued
Scientists at UNC’s Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) have won big awards from the American Chemical Society. The winners are professors Weitao Yang of Duke University and John Reynolds of the University of Florida. The UNC EFRC in “Solar Fuels and Next Generation Photovoltaics” was established in August 2009 in the chemistry department in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences … Continued
Barbara Fredrickson, an internationally acclaimed psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies positive emotions and human wellbeing, will speak at UNC’s December Commencement ceremony. Chancellor Holden Thorp will preside at the Dec. 18 ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center on Bowles Drive. Thorp chose Fredrickson in consultation with the University’s Commencement Speaker … Continued
UNC professor Kevin Guskiewicz first became concerned about concussions when he was an athletic trainer with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the early 1990s. More than 20 years later.
Kevin Weeks, a chemist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received an award from the National Institutes of Health to support innovative research on creating new drugs that work by binding to RNA. Weeks, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, was tapped for a EUREKA (Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge … Continued
Two recent grants from the National Science Foundation will support soft matter research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Soft matter is a branch of materials science with numerous practical applications, from organic solar cells, construction and packaging materials to tissue implants, cancer therapy and new classes of drugs. The grants will foster collaboration among UNC departments … Continued