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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Frustrated with the traditional durags they were using to care for their hair, Jabril Edmondson and DeShun Gilchrist decided to make their own — and do it better. “We wanted to improve on three main things: convenience, compression and comfort,”...
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...
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...
MACON – Gretchen Bentz, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology in Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM), recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) grant in the amount of $424,500. The grant will provide training opportunities...

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