Empowering Visually Impaired Children

May 9, 2018

Carolina students invited K-12 students with visual impairments to campus to experience a variety of educational games and tools created just for them — the feedback from which provides valuable research insights for computer scientists.

A Passion for Research and Storytelling

May 9, 2018

UNC American studies undergraduate Morgan Vickers and graduate student Hannah Herzog share a common bond of uncovering the stories of people behind painful but important moments in history.

Woman in Science: Cherrel Manley

May 2, 2018

Senior Cherrel Manley is an undergraduate researcher within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences researching  the relationship between maternal exposure to phthalates — substances commonly found in industrial chemicals — and pre-term births.

A Space Explorer

May 2, 2018

In this “Well Said” podcast, UNC researcher Nicholas Law from the physics and astronomy department discusses the Evryscope, how it is used to monitor 50 million stars, and what he and his team have found so far.

“Fourth Trimester” Transforms Care for New Moms

April 25, 2018

UNC OBGYN Alison Stuebe led a revised opinion on postpartum care from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology that establishes a “fourth trimester” of comprehensive care for new mothers.

Woman in Science: Samantha Kistler

April 25, 2018

Samantha Kistler is a doctoral candidate within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating the modifications that occur within Ras proteins, which may allow for protein-specific drug targeting.

90 Minutes or Less: E. Coli Testing

April 24, 2018

Because of nationwide E. coli outbreaks — like the most recent in tainted romaine lettuce from Arizona — UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Rachel Noble has developed a rapid E. coli test that only takes an hour to 90 minutes to conduct.

Woman in Science: Jillian Dempsey

April 18, 2018

Jillian Dempsey is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on understanding how to harness the sun’s energy to create clean fuel.