A Mercer University professor spent two weeks this summer excavating a prehistoric site in Kenya where a skull fragment of an early human ancestor was found late last year. Since December 2018, Dr. Francis Kirera, an assistant professor of anatomy...
Mercer University College of Pharmacy’s Raquibul Hasan, Ph.D., has received funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study two novel targets in blood vessels that may lead to improved understanding of how statins work in the...
For nearly two decades, a Mercer University professor and his students have been finding ways to use water more efficiently. Gray water research led by Dr. Philip McCreanor, environmental engineering professor and director of the Engineering Honors Program, has...
A Mercer University education professor is helping future teachers rediscover the joy and childlike wonder of science. In her class, EDUC 421: Science for All Learners, Dr. Meenakshi Sharma, assistant professor of science education in the Tift College of Education,...
Mercer University alumnus Chris Scrivner was at work when he got a call about a three-legged puppy that needed some help. The dog was missing a paw, and would he make a prosthetic leg for him? “I said, ‘Yeah, absolutely,’” recalled...
A Mercer professor is part of an interdisciplinary research team that has developed a device that can test for COVID-19 at earlier stages and provide instant results.  Dr. Sahar Hasim, an assistant professor of biology whose research specializes in microbiology...
As a rising senior at Mercer University, Felix Lin interned in the business office of Middle Georgia-based Blue Bird Corp., a leading designer and manufacturer of school buses. That led to a part-time job there during his senior year and...
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...
For five years, Mercer University students have supported the community through the development of special web projects. As part of the curriculum, students in the IT and Informatics program and Software Application Development and Human-Computer Interaction program in Mercer’s...

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