Natural Sciences & Mathematics
“Transformative” is the word professors Glenn Hinson and Stefan Jeglinski use repeatedly when speaking about the courses they’ve developed through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), a five-year initiative to enhance the undergraduate learning experience through “connecting, doing and making.”
For 70 years, the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, located in Morehead City, has provided a home for Carolina scientists — from undergraduate students to tenured professors — to study the complex marine and coastal systems of North Carolina and beyond. On Oct. 21, IMS will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a community open house from 1-4 p.m. at its … Continued
Institute for Convergent Science to focus on tackling the world’s biggest problems through multidisciplinary collaboration
As part of “For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina,” launched Oct. 6, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will create the UNC Institute for Convergent Science (ICS). By embracing this emerging model for scientific research, Carolina aims to tackle the world’s biggest problems by fostering greater multi-disciplinary collaboration among researchers, students and entrepreneurs.
Chemist Bo Li at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, established in 2007, supports unusually innovative research from early career investigators.
Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. Among the recipients was James Cahoon, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry.
Applied physical sciences professor Jinsong Huang and his team have won a Research Opportunities Initiative (UNC ROI) grant from the University of North Carolina system to support their work on solar cells.
The Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program, a free, week-long summer institute for twenty high school students, visited UNC in August. As part of the program, students were challenged to create their own wind turbines in order to learn about efficient wind energy.