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Thursday August 5th

Technology


Lloyd Williams stands in front of a robot. Williams is a computer science professor at Shaw University working to diversify his field. Photo courtesy of Williams.

Q&A with Shaw University professor about diversity in computer science

Shaw University Professor Lloyd Williams is trying to bring diversity into computer science — an industry disproportionately dominated by white or Asian-American men. He’s doing so by bringing innovation to the classroom at Shaw University, a historically black college in Raleigh. Staff Writer Ryan Smoot asked Williams about how he is trying to change perceptions of programming. 

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Photo courtesy of Ross Boyce, studying malaria.

Research Roundup: Studies you need to hear about

Innovation is alive and well in the research endeavors by UNC professors. From a skin patch that dissolves fat, a rapid diagnostic test for malaria that saves children’s lives, expansive HIV intervention and revolutionary findings in regards to bronchitis and mucins, UNC researchers lead the way in improving patients’ lives and increasing knowledge within their fields. With all the research coming out the University, here are the studies to know about. 

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