MACON – Mercer University junior Parker Laue was recently selected for the German Academic Exchange Service's (DAAD) Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) summer program. Laue, from Huntsville, Alabama, is a mechanical engineering major. He will spend the summer working...
In his new book, Dr. James Davis May uses poetry to reach into the depths of mental illness and grief. Unusually Grand Ideas is a powerful account of Dr. May’s struggles with clinical depression and the various complications the...
A total solar eclipse will sweep across North America on April 8, and some Mercerians are teaming up to help others observe it safely and understand the science behind it. Viewing parties will be hosted on the Macon and...
Thirty Mercer students are getting front-row seats to presidential politics over the next couple weeks. Fifteen of them are flying to Iowa today, where they will spend five days observing and volunteering with political campaigns before the Democratic caucuses Feb....
Mercer University students in an advanced French course finished up the spring semester with a virtual meeting with an award-winning writer. Kim Thúy, author of the autobiographical novel Ru, joined Dr. Katherine Roseau’s transnational francophone literature class on Zoom...
ATLANTA – For years, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and at pharmaceutical companies have tried unsuccessfully to create a successful gonorrhea vaccine. Clinical trials have been disappointing; potential...
Three Mercerians have developed a spinal backboard that is more comfortable for patients while still providing the durability and strength needed to safely transport them.  The idea began as a senior design project and is now the first product of their startup company, KRS Medtech.  “We are a medical technologies company starting up with...
Mercer University’s cybersecurity team, known as the CyBears, recently progressed to the regional round of the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition, which takes place across the world with over 100 teams competing. The team is captained by Leonidas McClurkin, a senior...
Mercer University College of Pharmacy faculty member Martin D’Souza, Ph.D., recently began research into designing a microparticle vaccine for COVID-19. Dr. D’Souza has previously used patented nanotechnology to design and deliver nanovaccines for infectious diseases and cancer. His approach involves...
A team of researchers involved in Mercer University’s Mercer On Mission program focused on reducing mercury pollution and human exposure to mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) has been named a finalist for the Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge,...

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