Grace Kinder shares her story of guiding citizen scientists along portions of the Appalachian Trail to connect them with nature and one of its most vital creatures: bats.
Claire Johnson explains her studies of microbial communities living on seaweed mats in the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream and how they cycle nitrogen.
Haley Plaas works with local communities to uncover how algal blooms affect air quality.
Sarah Vickers researches “ghost particles” to learn more about our universe.
Toshihide Hige wants to unlock the brain’s secrets for learning and memory.
Anderson Al Wazni strives to help communities hit by climate change.
Wayana Dolan researches water mazes in Arctic deltas.
Frank Leibfarth tests molecules to turn plastic waste into useful materials, diversifying options for recycling.
While studying small mammals in the Blue Ridge Mountains, juniors Marie Young and Cole Prezant discover a love for field work.
Ken Donny-Clark spent his last semester at UNC-Chapel Hill in the woods searching for a dwindling population of trees that local wildlife depends on: Carolina hemlocks.