Earth

Earth: Exploring Our Planet

On the Surface

Claire Johnson explains her studies of microbial communities living on seaweed mats in the Atlantic Ocean’s Gulf Stream and how they cycle nitrogen.

Up in the Air

Haley Plaas works with local communities to uncover how algal blooms affect air quality.

RUNC: Sarah Vickers

Sarah Vickers researches “ghost particles” to learn more about our universe.

Turning Trash into Treasure

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

Hunting for Hemlocks

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.