The UNCG Green Fund finances projects seeking to improve sustainability on campus and in the Greensboro community. Two current projects include a bluebird nest habitat study and bird-window collision research, both of which are being conducted by current PhD candidates.
Dr. Regis Kopper has received National Institutes of Standards and Technology funding to develop augmented reality interfaces for use by first responders. Kopper and his partners, Dr. Jeronimo Grandi and Raleigh-based company NextGen Interactions, will work with public safety personnel and consultants to create a database of common public safety tasks that can be improved by AR tech.
Dr. Amber Vermeesch joined the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing this fall as an associate professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Nursing. Amber’s research focuses on nature-based interventions, improving individuals’ mental and physical health by spending time outdoors.
Within the classroom, UNCG-McNair Scholars Mulubrhan Kidanu and Alexis Bailey thrive conducting undergraduate research. Outside of their studies, both scholars have found places to refresh and feel connected on campus.
Probiotics may be popular, but are they effective? Graduate student Megan Damico is investigating probiotic use by beekeepers – and taking her findings from the lab to the real world as a science advocate.
Some people dream about being scientists. Others aspire to be business owners. To use her findings to do good, Dr. Kaira Wagoner has decided to be both, launching a startup with UNCG alum Phoebe Snyder.
Many applied mathematicians spend their careers working closely with engineers – writing code to find approximate solutions to partial differential equations for specific applications. But Lewis and Zhang go deeper: They’re hoping to change the methods applied mathematicians use.