Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Timothy Palpant likes to keep busy. When he won a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship last year — the awards go to outstanding students in engineering, mathematics or natural sciences — his largely independent research was judged to be on par with that of graduate students and even post-doctoral fellows.
“Brilliant!” “Generous.” “Charismatic!” “Indispensable.” These are a few of the descriptions students and colleagues used to describe the 2012 University Teaching Awards recipients. Twenty-four people in nine different categories received the award, the highest campus-wide recognition for teaching excellence. The winners, many of whom are in the College of Arts and Sciences, were recognized during halftime of the Carolina – … Continued
Birds in eastern North America are picking up the pace along their yearly migratory paths. The reason, according to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers, is rising temperatures due to climate change.
Students enrolled in “Robotics with LEGO” do have fun, but this First Year Seminar is hardly child’s play. Students in the course learn the process of basic computer software design, as well some simple mechanical design. (CLICK ON HEADLINE FOR VIDEO EXTRA)
Carolina alum Sue Falsone is head athletic trainer of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Officials said Falsone, 37, was the first woman to hold such a position on a major professional team in the United States.
Tia Davis, a UNC junior studying public relations and entrepreneurship, won the University’s 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, including a $1,500 award. Runners up, who won $1,000 awards, are journalism major Jeremy Knight and psychology major Asif Kahn.
Science philosopher Philip Kitcher will discuss new approaches to public discourse on climate change, bioethics and other controversial issues, February 28 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.