Ken Ge

RUNC: Ken Tianyuan Ge

Ken Tianyuan Ge studies the labor and capitalism of musicians on cruise ships...
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SURFing Through Summer

From peanut allergies to the death penalty, Carolina’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURFs) are gaining hands-on research experience in the lab and the field...
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Creating Climate-Resilient Communities

The Center for Public Engagement with Science partners with the Juntos Program to empower Latino youth in educating their communities about climate change...
Savannah Ryburn

RUNC: Savannah Ryburn

Savannah Ryburn uses fecal forensics to unlock shark diets...
a sign at Carvers Gap marking the Appalachian Trail

Backpacking for Bats

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...
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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...
Arcot Rajasekar

RUNC: Arcot Rajasekar

Arcot Rajasekar harnesses and applies data for the common good...
Alison Curry

RUNC: Alison Curry

Alison Curry studies how the dead impact the living...
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Seeing the Signs

In response to N.C. ranking ninth in the nation for most human trafficking cases, social work researchers have teamed up with state agencies to prevent trafficking among young people via Project No...
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Where Are the Workers?

Jobs are back, but workers aren’t — and despite increasing wages, young people remain slow to engage. Carolina researchers uncover why...
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Up in the Air

Haley Plaas works with local communities to uncover how algal blooms affect air quality...
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Science for the Future

With data spilling from all areas of life, students need tools and training to understand it. The UNC School of Data Science and Society is here to help...