Natural Sciences & Mathematics
UNC’s new Creativity Hubs initiative has announced awards to campus research teams pursuing solutions to two of the world’s most pressing issues: the obesity epidemic and the global clean water shortage. College of Arts & Sciences faculty play a key role on the teams.
Maze Day invites K-12 students with visual impairments, along with their parents/guardians and teachers, to the computer science department to experience a wide variety of educational games and tools created just for them.
For high school senior Madeleine McCluer, completing her senior project was more than just a graduation requirement at Hickory High School in Hickory, North Carolina—for her, it was personal.
Madelyn Percy’s work has taken her to Chile, France, Belize and Iceland. She has spent a total of 18 weeks in the Galapagos Archipelago studying soil fertility. At UNC-Chapel Hill, Percy is pursuing her goal of becoming a “rock solid geoscience educator.”
Each spring, Carolina celebrates its outstanding faculty members with the University Teaching Awards, recognizing the professors and graduate students who are making an impact in their classrooms. Most of the winners were from the College of Arts & Sciences.
In this week’s “Well Said” podcast, assistant professor Nicholas Law from the physics and astronomy department discusses the Evryscope, how it is used to monitor 50 million stars and what they’ve found so far.
A UNC team led by geologist Tamlin Pavelsky has received $1.5 million from NASA’s Earth Science Division to expand a pilot citizen science program to measure lake water storage from North Carolina to the globe. Pavelsky’s team was one of six chosen from a group of 16 prototype projects at institutions around the country.