The Impact of Innovation
Creating, Teaching and Applying Innovation at UNC
Create, teach and apply. Those words, Student Body President Andrew Powell told the University’s Board of Trustees on Sept. 25, resonated with him after reading Chancellor Carol L. Folt’s recent online op-ed in U.S. News & World Report about why American universities must continue to innovate. The way to do that, Folt suggested, is not to replace the mindset about what the academy is already doing, but to expand it to do even more.
Sophomore Brent Comstock Runs Tech Company from UNC
Brent Comstock, a Sophomore Business and Religious Studies Major from Nebraska, Started a Business Through LAUNCH.
At 12 years old, most kids aren’t starting a project that will one day become a successful company. But Brent Comstock was, and continues to be, an exception. Comstock, a sophomore Robertson Scholar from Auburn, Neb., is the founder and chief innovator of BCom Solutions, LLC, a creative marketing and technology solutions firm. Growing up in rural Nebraska, Comstock occupied his time by playing the keyboard for his church’s choir and fixing computers in exchange for cookies. Bob Engles, former mayor of Auburn and a good friend of Comstock’s, said he has always been mature. “Whether it was academics, music, in the line of community involvement, you could tell he was always way ahead of all of his peers,” Engles said.
Increasing HPV Vaccination through Multimedia
NIH-funded Project at UNC to See if Texts, Games and Web Portals Can Increase HPV Vaccination
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and also causes various forms of cancer. Yet most HPV-associated cancers could be prevented with a vaccine that’s been available since 2006. Then why aren’t parents routinely getting their preteens inoculated against HPV the same way they do for measles or whooping cough? Finding out why that happens and what can be done to change it is the task of an interdisciplinary team led by faculty member Joan Cates in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Carolina Entrepreneurship Ranked 12th for Undergraduate, 11th for MBA Programs
Tuesday's Princeton Review Rankings Placed UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School 11th for Graduate Programs and 12th for Undergraduate Programs, Up From 16th Last Year.
With a campus culture known for encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation, itâs no surprise that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received top rankings once again for its entrepreneurial studies programs from two major publications.
Summer Interns Support Rural Entrepreneurs in Eastern NC
UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Student's Inventory & Cost Tracking System Already In Use By Shure Foods In Washington, NC.
Entrepreneurs can get plenty of free advice, but a UNC-Chapel Hill program makes sure that the free advice it provides comes from a valuable resource â smart, energetic MBA students. The Entrepreneur Technical Assistance Program (E-TAP) matches a student intern with a rural entrepreneur for 10 weeks to develop business plans, growth strategies, market research or whatever the entrepreneur specifically needs.
The Two-Photon Future
UNC Neuroscientist Spencer Smith Creates a New Kind of Microscope to Study the Brain Like Never Before.
Spencer Smith peers through a microscope of his own creation, trying to home in on a single neuron. The cell is tiny, about 0.015 millimeters in diameter. He attempts to clamp a microscopic pipette directly onto the neuronâs dendriteâan arm-like extension of the cell. He wants to explore its function in greater detail than anyone has ever done. Itâs tedious work that requires otherworldly patience, a lot of time, and a powerful microscope.