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.
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.
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.
A UNC team led by geologist Tamlin Pavelsky has received a $1.5 million grant from NASA’s Earth Science Division to expand a pilot citizen science program to measure lake water storage from North Carolina to the globe.
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.
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.
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.