23-24 Magazine

Measuring Water from Space

September 14, 2023

A new NASA satellite is recording the first global survey of Earth’s water cycle with unprecedented accuracy — and Tamlin Pavelsky is verifying its data from North Carolina to New Zealand.

UNC Research in All 100 Counties

August 1, 2023

Carolina’s research touches the lives of people in every part of North Carolina. From Alamance to Yancey, our researchers study the specific issues impacting people in their county. We investigate the spread of disease by ticks and mosquitoes, we develop new methods of extracting contamination from water sources, and we track variations in local ecosystems caused by climate change. In addition to advancing science and influencing policy, UNC-Chapel Hill’s research enterprise invests in all communities and provides jobs to North Carolinians. The dedication, creativity, and passion of our researchers translates into positive impact for the entire Tar Heel state.

Science for the Future

June 20, 2023

With data spilling from all areas of life, students need tools and training to understand it. The UNC School of Data Science and Society is here to help.

Rooted: Brian Boyd

June 6, 2023

Brian Boyd has been contributing to research at Carolina for 13 years.

Volleying Research and Life

May 24, 2023

From pickleball to LEGO, Carolina researchers engage in a variety of hobbies to escape stressors that come with a career in academia.

Teachers for Mental Health

May 18, 2023

By combining best practices in education and mental health care, Christina Cruz works to enhance interventions for elementary-aged patients before concerns become crises.

Extracting Extraordinary Things

April 24, 2023

Claire Bunschoten spent a year at The New York Botanical Garden unpacking the history and culture tied to one of America’s favorite flavors: vanilla.

Turning Trash into Treasure

February 21, 2023

Frank Leibfarth tests molecules to turn plastic waste into useful materials, diversifying options for recycling.

Math-Age Daydream

February 16, 2023

The mathematical puzzles that arise when modeling neurodegenerative diseases fascinate Tanya Garcia, who hopes to solve them to speed treatment development.

Particle Man

February 15, 2023

Aobo Li's groundbreaking work using machine learning to detect neutrinos could shed light on the nature of our universe.