The Father Effect

Shauna Cooper has spent over a decade studying Black fathers and their roles in child development...
Dorothy Espelage in a school hallway

The Bullying Pathway

Dorothy Espelage is a pioneering and prolific researcher in the study of school-based bullying, rapidly growing the field and protecting kids along the way...
Molly English

RUNC: Molly English

Molly English uses fiber arts to illustrate the history of women’s labor...
Ramona Denby-Brinson with an illustrated tree behind her

All in the Family

Ramona Denby-Brinson has spent the last 30 years keeping children out of the foster system and in the homes of relatives...
an aerial view of the Waimakariri River

Measuring Water from Space

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...
Nick Lauersdorf

RUNC: Nicholas Lauersdorf

Nicholas Lauersdorf studies diverse systems with rich behaviors...
Ric Colacito

A Slow Burn

Ric Colacito’s research suggests that, in the worst-case scenario, rising temperatures could reduce U.S. economic growth by up to one-third over the next century...
Taylor Teitsworth looks through various containers filled with water

Harnessing Hydrogen

Carolina chemists have created a technology that can split water into its component parts, opening the door to more options for alternative energy...
Lilly Pappell

RUNC: Lilly Papell

Lilly Papell studies the mighty mechanisms of tardigrades...
Cassandra Davis

A Fair Recovery

Cassandra R. Davis has dedicated her career to reframing the conversation around disaster relief, advocating for the marginalized groups that struggle to recover...
Clark Gray

Data Displaced

When natural hazards destroy homes and livelihoods, where do people go? Clark Gray searches for them using data...
Siddhartha Roy

Safe Water for All

From India to Flint, Michigan, Siddhartha Roy has seen what happens when water resources are insufficient and is pushing to drastically reduce lead in drinking water by 2040...