STEM grant to enhance physics courses for life science students

October 14, 2013

A three-year, $499,340 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics grant has been awarded to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to enhance the university’s undergraduate physics courses. The award, granted by the National Science Foundation, will provide life science … Continued

Carolina KickStart backs four UNC start-up companies

September 24, 2013

Carolina Kickstart, a service of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, has awarded a total of $80,000 to four start-up companies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help promote the technical development of a … Continued

Live webcam coaching helps struggling readers make rapid gains

September 10, 2013

A new literacy webcam coaching strategy, developed by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been shown to help struggling kindergarten and first-grade readers in rural classrooms keep pace with their peers. The strategy, known as … Continued

N.C.?s Southern Cricket Frog populations declining

July 10, 2013

A recent U.S. Geological Survey report confirmed that the nation’s amphibians, including frogs, toads and salamanders, are disappearing “at an alarming and rapid rate.” A biologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that North Carolina’s … Continued

Research collaboration further customizes novel nanoparticles

July 2, 2013

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MIT have combined two novel technologies to create specialized versions of tiny, coated nanoparticles. Through the use of a special coating technique, the researchers were further able to customize … Continued