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Research & Innovation

UNCW is an R2 research university, and our faculty, students and staff are actively involved in innovation and research activities on all seven continents. Read about some of their latest accomplishments here.

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Innovative MedTech Honored at Coastal Entrepreneur Awards 

Morris Nguyen and Kody Roza with Predicate HPG were named the 2024 Coastal Entrepreneurs of the Year at the Coastal Entrepreneur Awards, hosted by...

Ying Wang Selected for NCInnovation Grant

UNC Wilmington Associate Professor of Chemistry Ying Wang has been approved for grant funding from NCInnovation to continue his work in developing...

Hawkes Team Receives $750,000

National Science Foundation powers multi-institutional research on seismic activity and tsunami hazards on the west coast.

UNCW Spinoff Secures NSF Grant

DuraVax Inc. has been awarded a National Science Foundation Phase One Small Business Technology Transfer grant in the amount of $274,991.

UNCW Among Universities Receiving Instruments for PFAS Research

UNC Wilmington faculty have been equipped with a cutting-edge instrument from the North Carolina Collaboratory and Thermo Fisher Scientific to...

CHHS Commissions New Corbett Anatomy Lab

The Dr. J. Richard “Dick” Corbett Anatomy Laboratory joins Veterans Hall’s suite of interprofessional teaching clinics,...

Excavating Evidence of Early Agricultural Engineering

Within the depths of the lower Cape Fear and Brunswick rivers lie remnants of the region's history of rice cultivation and the enslaved West...

US Secretary of Interior Visits Center for Marine Science

UNCW and the CMS hosted the Honorable Deb Haaland and Liz Klein, Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

UNCW’s Lecci Advances Brain Injury Research Work

UNCW Professor of Psychology Dr. Len Lecci has been awarded $149,224 from the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research for the project...

UNCW Launches Blue Economy Index

UNCW announces the launch of the UNC Wilmington Blue Economy Index, an equity benchmark designed to track the performance of companies involved in...

Jason Mott Receives NEA Fellowship

Jason Mott ’06, ’08M, author and an associate professor in UNCW’s Department of Creative Writing, has been selected to receive a...

Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW Surpasses Historic Milestone

The largest and most ambitious campaign in UNC Wilmington history, Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, surpassed its $125 million stretch goal...

Ryan Mieras Awarded $1M for Swash Zone Study 

To better understand how sand is transported in the swash zone, the U.S. Coastal Research Program (USCRP), via the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Allie Best '23M

UNCW graduate student Allie Best received the North Carolina Sea and Space Grant, a fellowship awarded to students whose research explores...

SPARC Director Kati Chipps to Step Down Jan. 16

Kati Chipps, Director of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC), has announced a decision to step away from her position with UNCW....

UNCW Receives Grant Funding for Groundbreaking Healthcare Workforce Partnerships

UNCW Receives Grant Funding for Groundbreaking Healthcare Workforce Partnerships

New Curriculum Uses Hip-Hop for Healing

An initiative launched by the UNCW Office of the Arts tapped into hip-hop to help D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy students find their voices.

Katie Barton '23

Katie Barton has always wanted a career centered around animals, so a biology major was her first choice. Participation in UNCW's First Year...

Grove Named UNC System Faculty Fellow

Nathan Grove, chemistry professor and director of the Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, has been selected as one of...

River Sediment Study Published in Science  

The first continent-wide study of its kind, UNCW Professor Joanne Halls’ research sheds new light on the impact of river sediment on the...

UNCW Receives Accreditation Reaffirmation from SACSCOC

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s accreditation has been reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools...

Communication Studies Faculty Receive National Awards

Faculty in the UNCW Department of Communication Studies have received awards recognizing excellence in research and service from the National...

Tift, Pearson Receive Marine Mammal Commission Grant

Michael Tift, assistant professor of biology and marine biology, is the lead investigator on a nearly $60,000 grant from the Marine Mammal...

Coral Researchers Receive Global CORDAP Grants

Four UNCW faculty will receive nearly $2 million to advance their research to help save the world’s endangered coral reefs. The Coral...

Discovery: Stranded Whale Ingested Balloon  

The UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Program recently collaborated with marine mammal scientists, veterinarians and students from a variety of state...

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