The Atlanta Science Festival returns this year with two weeks of science-related activities for curious children and adults.  The festival, which Mercer University and the Mercer Health Sciences Center have sponsored each year since its inception in 2014, will take place March 13-27 and includes more than 80 virtual, self-guided and outdoor...
A dozen Mercer University students are preparing to pitch their bright ideas for changing the world, with hopes of receiving funding to put them into action. Mercer’s Quality Enhancement Plan/Research That Reaches Out office is hosting its annual Visionary Student...
Dr. Briana Stenard, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Mercer University’s Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, recently won the 3E Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Competition sponsored by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). Each year, USASBE...
Mac Brydon grew up putting labels on peanut tins.  Every Christmas, his mom would sell gourmet Virginia peanuts to make some extra cash.   “The more peanuts she sold, the better our Christmas was,” Brydon said.   Today, the 2019 Mercer University alumnus runs his own gourmet peanut business. Bear Food is based in...
The Mercer Innovation Center is seeking students with innovative business ideas to participate in its virtual Elevator Pitch Competition to be held Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Currently enrolled Mercer undergraduate and graduate students from all campuses, majors and class...
Research is often based on a simple premise: identifying a problem and developing a solution. Become an inventor by thinking of a real-world problem you would like to solve. To complete the mission, sketch and label your invention on a...
Did you know that the oldest discovered fossils show life on Earth began more than 3.5 million years ago? Create your own fossils by making a simple dough of 1 cup salt, 2 cups flour and 3/4 cup water.Form the...
Have you heard of the bottle flip challenge? Well, it turns out that this fun challenge can help you understand physics concepts like mass, gravity and momentum. Fill the bottle 1/4 to 1/3 full with water and flip it, holding...
Dr. Edward Perkins is a builder and an engineer, but probably not the kind you’re thinking of. Developing synthetic chromosomes is the life work of this Mercer University School of Medicine professor. For the past 15 years, he’s been working...
Christopher Rice was tired of his cellphone charger breaking. So the Mercer Innovation Center fellow took matters into his own hands and created "Angled," an attachment that prevents the cable from breaking in the first place. Angled, a small circular...

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