Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Collaboration is one of the most important skills for graduate students to experience. The UNC department of chemistry hosts an annual three-day competition called Sci-athon that invites teams of graduate students from various STEM disciplines to come up with the next big idea in chemistry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.