Science Never Sleeps

March 28, 2018

UNC Institute of Marine Sciences PhD candidate Shelby Ziegler spends many nights (and early mornings) studying the mysteries of North Carolina’s marshes.

The Stress of Poverty on Children

March 20, 2018

UNC School of Education researcher Cathi Propper has been awarded a $2.5 million National Institute of Child Health and Development grant to study the link between poverty and developing cognitive processes that facilitate learning, self-monitoring, and decision-making in children.

Measuring the World’s Streams & Rivers

March 20, 2018

UNC geographer Tamlin Pavelsky collected the most comprehensive set of field measurements to date of stream width and length in the smallest streams, which will help with estimations of the total surface areas of rivers and streams across the planet.

Autism Clearinghouse Raises Money to Expand Research

February 23, 2018

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute’s National Clearinghouse for Autism Evidence and Practice is raising money to expand its research on how to support and teach children with autism.

What Helps a New Driver? More Driving.

February 20, 2018

Although many people point fingers to irresponsibility as the cause of car accidents with teenage drivers, the real culprit is lack of experience, according to UNC Highway Safety Research Center researcher Robert Foss.

UNC’s Largest-Ever Research Award Reaches $232 Million

January 24, 2018

One of the largest research awards made to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) just got bigger, making MEASURE Evaluation not only UNC’s largest project in global health, but the largest single award the university has ever received, at $231.9 million.

Having an Oyster Roast? Save your shells. Here’s why.

January 16, 2018

UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Antonio Rodriguez, who studies the geology of oyster reefs, encourages people to take the shells leftover from events like oyster roasts to a recycling center.

Woman in Science: Nicole Gardner-Neblett

January 3, 2018

Nicole Gardner-Neblett is an advanced research scientist with the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Her research focuses on investigating factors that promote children’s language and literacy development.