Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Mohit Bansal, an assistant professor in the department of computer science and director of the UNC-NLP lab, received a Google Focused Research Award to fund exploration of spatial language understanding.
Their innovations include the development of tissue-like implant materials, novel X-ray detectors, healthy frozen-meal products for lower-income consumers and a precise syringe for more accurate drug dose measurements. College of Arts & Sciences faculty are among the winners.
Managed by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Creativity Hubs award program encourages and supports diverse, interdisciplinary teams that pursue answers to complex societal problems.
New materials from the lab of UNC researcher Ronit Freeman that can reconfigure on demand have potential for applications in diagnostics, drug delivery and more.
This past semester, Annie McDarris participated in a capstone class through the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program that examined well water contamination and environmental justice in the northern piedmont of North Carolina.
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill explores the mechanics and benefits of the underlying flock structure used by four types of shorebirds.
Rachel Noble of Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences talks about her rapid water quality tests and how they can help North Carolinians stay safe during hurricane season.