A yellow-and-white striped Monarch butterfly caterpillar munches on the leaves of a milkweed plant

In the Weeds

To help restore the monarch butterfly population, the North Carolina Botanical Garden has joined a nationwide effort to grow milkweed.
An illustration of a someone in a suit putting hearts and coins into a piggy bank slot notched into an illustration of the globe

Walk the Walk

How one UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School professor pushes students and corporations to be more socially responsible
Danny Bowman holds the end of his homemade solar balloon, preparing to launch it. Click the image to start the video.

Shoot for the Stratosphere

A UNC geophysicist is sending his research as high as he can—125,000 feet and counting.
Portrait of Kaitlyn Tsai

Kaitlyn Tsai

Senior Kaitlyn Tsai is an undergraduate researcher in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in chemistry with a biochemistry focus and minoring in medical anthropology and biology. Her research involves conducting complex chemical reactions to better understand the chemistry behind biological processes such as cancer. After graduation this May, she will pursue a PhD at the University of California, San Francisco.
Sandra Martin giving her presentation at the 2015 Gender-Based Violence Research Group Summit

Starting the Conversation

How collaborations are advancing gender-based violence research and training at UNC-Chapel Hill
Portrait of Yesenia Merino

Yesenia Merino

Yesenia Merino is the outreach coordinator within the Office for Undergraduate Research and a PhD student studying health behavior in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research focuses on social justice issues in public health.
Niels Lindquist and local fisherman David “Clammerhead” Cessna check out the North Carolina coast new a pier, while the sun rises behind them. Click image to start video.

The Scientist and the Fisherman

What do you get when you combine new science with decades of knowledge from local fishermen? A lot of homegrown North Carolina oysters. A whole lot.
Sarah Schmitt sits in a field with her research equipment, smiling at the camera.

Sarah Schmitt

Sarah Schmitt is a PhD student in the Department of Geography atUNC-Chapel Hill. Her research examines the strong coupling between hydrology and ecology in tropical islands. She is funded by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Geological Society of America, and National Geographic’s Young Explorers Program.
Photo of Jenny Hughes

Jenny Hughes

Senior Jenny Hughes is an undergraduate student majoring in environmental science with a minor in marine science. Her research focuses on the effects of hunger on the foraging behavior of mud crabs within the presence of predators that sit higher up in the food chain.
Black and white studio headshot photo of Deborah Dexter as a young faculty member.

Woman On Board

Deborah Dexter, the first person to earn a PhD at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, reflects on a lifetime of travel, teaching, and trailblazing.
Deborah Stroman, a professor at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and Bryce Parrish, a second-year MBA student, stand front and center with the rest of the 2015 Basketball Analytics Summit team.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

UNC Kenan-Flagler Professor Deborah Stroman connects students and professionals to better the business of basketball.
Woman in daily Ghana clothing, sit on a bench outside.

Getting There

What does it take to care for mothers and their babies in remote Ghana? UNC researchers are evaluating systems in place to help some of the world’s most vulnerable women and children.