Mercer University engineering students are helping low-income homeowners save money and conserve energy by installing solar power systems on five Macon homes. The solar photovoltaic systems, which homeowners can monitor using an app, will produce enough energy to cover 75%...
This summer, a group of Mercer University professors gathered to learn evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices. Now, they’re putting that knowledge into action in their classrooms and sharing it with colleagues.  Thirty-two faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts...
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...
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...
A Mercer student organization hopes to make the college experience easier for LGBTQ+ students with a new training.  Members of Common Ground, Mercer’s official LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and/or queer, and others) and ally group, launched a voluntary sensitivity training...
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,...
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...
Three Mercer University researchers are working on new drug formulations that could more safely and effectively treat psychiatric and neurological disorders. Through their company, DD Therapeutics, the researchers — Dr. Ajay Banga, Dr. Martin D’Souza and Dr. Kevin Murnane —...
In December 2018, Mercer announced the University’s most recent rise within the Carnegie Classification®, the leading system of recognizing and describing academic diversity within U.S. higher education institutions since 1973. Among 30 categories, Mercer was elevated to the second-highest level — Doctoral University with High Research Activity (R2) — representing the University’s second promotion within the classifications since 2014.
MACON – Two Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) faculty members have received a $5.5 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to combat maternal and infant mortality in a seven-county region of rural Georgia. The grant...

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