Mercer University students don’t have to major in the sciences to discover how chemistry connects to the world around them. Chemistry 110 has become a popular summer course as it provides hands-on lab experiences and makes science more approachable...
Amber Byrd was in class one day when she sketched out an idea for a new product. Now, she’s brought her vision to life, and her product is in the final testing phases.  Byrd, who graduated with a marketing degree...
Two Mercer University Class of 2021 graduates have designed a more efficient, environmentally friendly and affordable generator. Spencer Lowe, an environmental engineering major, and Trenton Williams, an electrical engineering major, founded a company earlier this year that focuses on streamlining...
Seventy-nine years after a young military pilot bartered some of his belongings in exchange for a human shrunken head in the Amazon rainforest, the ceremonial artifact is returning home to Ecuador. Until recently, the shrunken head — or tsantsa, as...
MACON – Mercer University School of Engineering on May 21 presented its latest version of Touch3D Yearbooks to the graduating class at Macon’s Georgia Academy for the Blind (GAB). The 3D yearbook project was initially conceptualized by Dr. Sinjae Hyun, professor...
A Mercer University course has given students the skills and knowledge to digest science fiction films and better understand what they say about the world. Dr. Cameron Kunzelman, coordinator of fellowships and scholarships and a 2012 Mercer graduate, taught this...
Early one November morning, Dr. David Keith, dean of Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music, was preparing to speak at a club meeting in Macon. At about 6 a.m., he checked the news.  “And something caught my eye,” he recalled.  It was a news story about a man named Paul Harvey, a British composer with dementia. Harvey...
MACON – Mercer University chemistry faculty members Dr. Joseph Keene and Dr. Kevin Bucholtz were recently awarded a $344,289 grant through the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). The DOD announced DURIP awards to 150 university...
Mercer University students are helping preserve the history of a disappearing community of people in Coastal Georgia.  As part of Dr. Melanie Pavich’s special topics course, “History of African Americans in Coastal Georgia,” students in the College of Professional Advancement interview elders from the Gullah-Geechee community and create digital...
Standing in a grassy area on the Macon campus, about a dozen members of the Mercer Robotics Club prepared to launch a massive balloon deep into the Earth’s atmosphere.  The hydrogen-filled balloon — known as a high-altitude research platform, or HARP — can travel to an altitude of 100,000 feet, allowing students to study their...

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