Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Geology graduate student Roger Putnam is busy doing research this summer, but he won’t be sitting in front of a computer all day. He’s currently scaling El Capitan, a 3,000-foot granite cliff in Yosemite Valley that is a favorite challenge of rock climbers. He’s mapping the cliffs as part of his master’s work.
A magnetic map and smart swimming help endangered loggerhead turtles survive during migration. The most comprehensive perspective to date on how young loggerheads navigate the transoceanic migration was recently published by a research team led by marine biologist Kenneth J. Lohmann.
Scott Madry, research associate professor of archaeology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, received a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award from the “making a difference through volunteer service.” The award is given annually to individuals, families, and groups who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation. Madry was honored for his volunteer work with the Urban and Regional … Continued
Sixteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer, fall, and year-long 2012 study abroad programs in Asia. The Summer/Fall Phillips Ambassadors will study in greater China, including Hong Kong; India, Thailand, Japan, and Singapore.
Frederick Mueller, a professor emeritus of exercise and sport science, will receive one of the highest honors bestowed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Mueller is director of the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, based in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. He will receive the Award of Merit at the organization’s annual meeting … Continued
Professor Claudio Battaglini is a man who wears many hats — and each of those hats helps someone lead a better life. From cancer patients to athletes to students, Battaglini dedicates his passion and scholarship to improving the health and wellness of others.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Steven H. Zeisel, institute director and Kenan Distinguished University Professor in nutrition and pediatrics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Medicine, will pursue an innovative … Continued