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Science for Safer Food

For the past 10 years, UNC researcher Rachel Noble has been developing technology to keep our food safe from bacteria like E. coli.

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Lucy Gorham

Lucy Gorham is the executive director of the UNC Center for Community Capital within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on the products, services, and public policies that hold promise for increasing the economic stability and upward mobility of low- and moderate-wealth households and communities.
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If You Build It, They Will Come

As schools move further and further away from cities, the cost of busing continues to skyrocket — but one UNC city and regional planner hopes to change that
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Pranavi Sanka

Senior Pranavi Sanka is an undergraduate researcher in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in biology and computer science, with a minor in chemistry. Her research focuses on developing new therapies for a subset of breast cancer. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school with the goal to become a primary care physician.
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The New Oil

In the last decade, the world has been hit by a tsunami of data — and the Renaissance Computing Institute is determined to help businesses harness its power
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Calculating the Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Experts at the UNC School of Government have developed tools to help determine the long-term consequences of a criminal record
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World of Wonder

The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Katie Stoudemire brings the outdoors inside, making nature safe for children with compromised immune systems
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Nancy Allbritton

Nancy Allbritton is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry and chair of the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her research focuses on using techniques from chemistry, physics, engineering, and materials science to develop new technologies for biomedical applications.
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Kaylyn Gootman

Kaylyn Gootman is a PhD student in the Curriculum in Environment and Ecology within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on the interaction of groundwater and surface water, as well as geochemistry — the study of the chemical composition of rocks and minerals.
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Erika Wise

Erika Wise is an associate professor of geography in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences, head of the Climate & Tree Ring Environmental Science research group, and an affiliate faculty member within the Institute for the Environment. Her research focuses on tree ring patterns and deciphering what they tell us about climate change.
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Vidya Venkataramanan

Vidya Venkataramanan is a PhD student studying environmental sciences and engineering within The Water Institute at UNC. Her research focuses on understanding the application and effectiveness of sanitation behavior change interventions, specifically Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).
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The Weight of the Water on Their Shoulders

From rivers in the backcountry of Alaska, down the Sierra mountains, up into space, and through commercial waterways in North Carolina — UNC researchers are measuring the world’s water and developing solutions to prevent it from running dry