Natural Sciences & Mathematics
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New collaborative research may create more accessible, efficient solar energy applications
In innovative new research, distinguished professor Jinsong Huang in the department of applied physical sciences is making strides to improve the efficiency of solar energy.
Girman Family Foundation provides support for substance use disorder treatment research
A generous gift from the Girman Family Foundation will support research in substance use disorder treatment, under the direction of Stacey Daughters in the UNC department of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences and Flavio Frohlich in the UNC department of psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine.
College faculty receive awards for excellence in doctoral mentoring
Two faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences have received The Graduate School’s Faculty Awards for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring: Gary Pielak in the department of chemistry and Kumi Silva in the department of communication.
Graduating senior redirects his career at Carolina
Khristopher Lane had his eyes set on a career in the Army since he was a child. When that goal came to an abrupt halt because of a medical condition, he was forced to shift gears. Through C-STEP and Carolina, the graduating senior found a path to a new career in biomedical engineering.
Senior builds a toolbox for success with the APSE minor and BeAM
Cy Pair is always looking for an opportunity to design, build and create. The physics major calls his minor in applied sciences and engineering (APSE) “among the most important and valuable educational experiences for me at Carolina.”
How SAS helps Galapagos researchers learn more about phytoplankton populations
A team of SAS analytics volunteers set out to model the phytoplankton ecosystem in the Galapagos Islands in partnership with researchers at the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies, working with Adrian Marchetti in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dangl elected to Royal Society
Jeffery Dangl, the John N. Couch Distinguished Professor of Biology and an HHMI investigator, has been elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, the U.K.’s national academy of sciences and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.