Natural Sciences & Mathematics
UNC juniors Michael Adams, Paige Nielsen and Nancy Smith have been named the 2015 Eve Carson Scholars. The selection committee looked for applicants that demonstrate leadership, service, character and transformative growth since matriculation at UNC.
UNC public policy professors Ashu Handa and Pam Jagger will join two public health colleagues in studying the dangers of cookstove smoke in Rwanda, thanks to a $2.5 million grant.
Six scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Three of the new fellows are from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Sasha Seymore, a UNC-Chapel Hill senior, and Thomas Golden, a 2011 graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill, have been named recipients of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Researchers in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and at Northeastern University have revealed a much more complex and nuanced picture of the impact of climate change on corals: Moderate increases in ocean acidification and warming surprisingly appears to benefit corals, while extreme changes harm them.
Through a new documentary photography project, UNC marine ecologist and Ph.D. student Clare Fieseler captures female scientists who break stereotypes. Her goal is to inspire young women to pursue STEM careers. National Geographic produced a feature VIDEO on her efforts.
Rhonda Inman, an administrative manager in the department of mathematics, has been presented with the College of Arts and Sciences’ 2014 Award in Management.