Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Frank Leibfarth, an assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been named a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
Jason Metcalfe, professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring.
Andrew Pendergast, a third-year student at UNC-Chapel Hill, was recently selected for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Pendergast, who is pursuing a major in chemistry, hopes to earn a doctorate of philosophy in analytical chemistry.
The new BeAM Learning & Innovation Studio – is an area that will give Carolina makers a place to iterate freely, explore important ideas and build projects over time.
Elayna Locklear, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has been awarded the Udall scholarship to help her pursue a career in osteopathic medicine to treat Native and minority populations in underserved areas. Sophomore Brooke Bauman has also been recognized with an honorable mention.
Marsha Penner, teaching assistant professor and associate director of neuroscience curricula, received a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Kurt Gray studies what he calls the science of moral understanding. This new field draws elements from social psychology, which studies intergroup conflict, and from moral psychology, which studies how people make moral judgments.