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August 2016
    Endeavors UNC Research

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.  


Three Zeros Initiative
In an effort to be a living-learning laboratory for environmental and energy innovation, UNC-Chapel Hill aims to achieve water, waste, and energy neutrality.

Bringing Science Lessons to Life
UNC School of Education professor Kelly Ryoo uses visualization technology to make scientific concepts accessible to English language learners.

Ensuring Safe Seafood
UNC researcher Brett Froelich discusses the lethal bacteria sometimes found in raw oysters and a tool that reveals when they're safe to eat.

Women in Science Wednesday

Wizdom Powell is a health behavior professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, as well as a trained population health disparities research scientist and clinical psychologist. Her research focuses on addressing the social determinants of health inequities among boys and men of color.

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  Katie Stoudemire, manager of the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Wonder Connection program, shows off the WonderSphere at the UNC Children’s Hospital. Developed by Stoudemire, the WonderSphere is a sealed, mobile chamber that enables hospitalized, immune-compromised children to touch nature without danger of infection. Here, Harrison, 14, observes a Venus flytrap, as well as a pipevine swallowtail caterpillar munching on a leaf.

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1,000 Miles for Angelman Syndrome: Florida International University professor Kellen Hassell biked from Miami to Chapel Hill, raising more than $15,000 for UNC's clinical and research efforts to tackle Angelman Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder. (UNC Health Care)


The Problem-Solver:
For more than 16 years, Andy Johns has built a reputation at UNC as the indispensable fixer of thorny issues. Today, he is the university's senior associate vice chancellor for research. (University Gazette)


  "One of the great challenges is to recognize that a lot of communities, a lot of cities, a lot of human settlements, in general, were designed to reflect the climate of the past." —Gavin Smith, Coastal Resilience Center director, discussing the recent flooding in Louisiana and the need to develop natural hazards plans for today's climate (Scientific American)  


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