Harrells Christian Academy and Union High School Win Big at Second Annual Chancellor’s High School Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 5.1.17
UNCW welcomed six high school teams to campus on April 29 for the final round of the second annual Chancellor’s High School Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. After a series of impressive pitches by these enterprising high school students, the panel of judges awarded first prize in the social enterprise track to the team from Harrells Christian Academy and first prize in the for-profit track to Union High School.
High Schoolers Demonstrate Business Sense at Second Annual Chancellor's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 4.26.17
On Saturday, April 29, UNCW will welcome six high school teams to campus for the final round of the second annual Chancellor’s High School Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. Designed for budding business-minded students, the competition fosters inventive projects based on the “lean startup” business model.
Laura Bagge ’08, ’11M first discovered marine biology catching ghost crabs during summer visits to the aquarium near Emerald Isle, NC. That early interest inspired her to major in biology and marine biology at UNCW.
When Bonnie Monteleone ’11M began her thesis for her master’s in liberal studies, she learned of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” large swaths of marine debris created by non-biodegradable trash. Since then, Monteleone’s interest in keeping the ocean plastic-free has morphed into a lifelong passion project. After founding the national nonprofit Plastic Ocean Project, Monteleone has partnered with the UNCW chemistry department as well as PK Clean, a company dedicated to turning waste into fuel.
Coming off of his most recent appearance on TURN: Washington's Spies, actor and UNCW theatre lecturer Myke Holmes '04 doesn't intend to take a break to refuel for his next venture. He stays fired up constantly teaching and constantly working n the film industry.
"All the world's a stage," wrote Shakespeare in As You Like It, and this room in UNCW's cultural Arts Building is no exception. Robin Post and her students stand in a circle in the center of the room. The silence is soon shattered by shouts of nonsense noises as they warm up for class. Jokes and laughter echo off the walls as Post encourages her students to let go and embrace a sense of playfulness. Though it may seem like madness, there is method in it.
Consistency is often difficult to attain, but UNCW baseball has shown that it's not only possible, it's expected. This year marks 60 years of success as a record-breaking program that continues to craft solid student-athletes and funnel players into professional baseball. Steeped in traditions of excellence and tenacity, Diamond Hawk baseball slides into year 60 as a clear home run, both for the UNCW athletics program and the university.
Ten years ago, faculty members saw the coming wave of Hispanic and Latino children in public schools. In preparation, professors Denise DePuccio, Denis Carter and Antonio Puente (among others) created Centro Hispano to promote the culture and champion the education of the Hispanic and Latino community.
Alyssa Le '17, a graduate student in geography and geology, has a passion to improve water resource management throughout the world, and attending UNCW has created a wellspring of opportunities for her. During trips to both Uganda and Kenya to increase villagers' access to community water sources, Le found that water scarcity affects nearly everyone regardless of economic status.
Marine Science Around the Globe: International collaborations extend UNCW's reach, UNCW Research Magazine
In order to tackle new problems in an increasingly globalized world, Aswani Volety, dean of the UNCW College of Arts and Sciences, knows that marine science must work alongside sociology, chemistry, biology and economics to create solutions to real-world problems.
Great research ideas are fueled with energy and imagination. Unfortunately, research also requires an essential element that is not always readily available: money.
Whether the focus is on marine science, biotechnology, aquaculture commercialization, computer science technology, nonprofit entities or small business start-ups, the CIE works to provide every entrepreneur with the resources needed to turn promising ideas into commercialized realities.
Fostering new ideas, building cutting-edge technologies and creating a holistic, integrative environment for industry growth are all direct results of UNCW's collaborative approach to ingenuity.