Natural Sciences & Mathematics
As a first-year student, Elena Watts took a research-based field trip that would change her life and lead her to four years of undergraduate research at UNC. The results of her original work served as the basis for a grant that now funds other students in the geology department.
The College of Arts & Sciences will offer five new courses in spring 2019 to pilot-test a new core offering being proposed for the General Education curriculum. These broadly interdisciplinary courses expose students to new ideas, new modes of inquiry and essential skills.
Ronit Freeman, an associate professor in the UNC Department of Applied Physical Sciences, discusses her interdisciplinary approach to her current research and her interest in innovative entrepreneurship.
As the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill looks back on its 225-year history, the College of Arts & Sciences is also reflecting on the College of the past. Although the College of Arts & Sciences that we know today wasn’t formally established until 1935, a strong liberal arts education has been at the heart of a Carolina education … Continued
https://youtu.be/hsB3fNKSYSg If there’s one thing Associate Dean for Instructional Innovation Kelly Hogan wants students and faculty to know, it’s that the Quality Enhancement Plan is for everyone. The QEP is a five-year initiative implemented as part of the 2017 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges’ accreditation process. The initiative promotes experiential learning in its theme of … Continued
Highly dynamic synthetic superstructures self-assemble, change stiffness of soft materials, then revert, while providing new clues on brain, spinal cord injuries and neurological disease. Associate Professor of Applied Physical Sciences Ronit Freeman helped to develop the work when she was a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University.
In a three-week journey from Chapel Hill to the Himalayas to study the effects of climate change on Buddhist holy lakes, two mathematicians, a marine scientist and a religious studies scholar overcame multiple challenges and proved the value of an interdisciplinary team.