Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Henry Fuchs is always looking 20 years ahead, and two decades from now the computer scientist thinks augmented-reality eyeglasses will be the norm. Fuchs and his team of students and colleagues are developing an augmented-reality program to aid in laparoscopic surgery training and, maybe one day, revolutionize minimally invasive surgery.
Computer science doctoral student Darryl Hannan has been selected as a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship for 2019. This is a nationwide fellowship that supports outstanding graduate students in various STEM disciplines who are pursuing advanced research-based degrees at U.S. institutions.
The IDEAs in Action curriculum, endorsed by the UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council on April 12, emphasizes the first-year experience, key “focus capacities” and experiential learning. After a three-year process involving hundreds of faculty, students, staff and other key stakeholders, Carolina will have a new General Education curriculum for undergraduates beginning in fall 2021. All undergraduates entering Carolina spend their first … Continued
Statistics major Micah Daley-Harris is taking what he’s learning in the classroom to provide cutting-edge analytics for the Carolina baseball team.
The Celebration of Undergraduate Research is a research symposium held at UNC-Chapel Hill each April. The goal of the celebration is to showcase and encourage meaningful UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate research in all disciplines. Students can also use the celebration as an opportunity to meet potential faculty advisers and find out about research opportunities at UNC-Chapel Hill. At the event, undergraduate … Continued
In his youth, Boyce Griffith was writing computer programs before he could drive a car. Now a UNC mathematician, he creates computational models of the human heart to improve the prediction and treatment of cardiac diseases.
Last year, a self-driven car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. The woman’s family is now suing Arizona and the city of Tempe for negligence. But, in an article by UNC researchers published on April 5 in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, cognitive and computer scientists ask at what point people will begin to hold self-driven vehicles … Continued