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Cy Pair stands surrounded by wood tools and other tools in the woodshop of the BeAM makerspace.

Senior builds a toolbox for success with the APSE minor and BeAM

Cy Pair is always looking for an opportunity to design, build and create. The physics major calls his minor in applied sciences and engineering (APSE) “among the most important and valuable educational experiences for me at Carolina.”

A view of the Galapagos islands with crystal blue water and sandy shores and green plants flanking the shoreline.

How SAS helps Galapagos researchers learn more about phytoplankton populations

A team of SAS analytics volunteers set out to model the phytoplankton ecosystem in the Galapagos Islands in partnership with researchers at the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies, working with Adrian Marchetti in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jeff Dangl is surrounded by greenhouse plants as he looks at the camera.

Dangl elected to Royal Society

Jeffery Dangl, the John N. Couch Distinguished Professor of Biology and an HHMI investigator, has been elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, the U.K.’s national academy of sciences and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. 

DeAndre Sawyer and Kacie Horton sit at desks in a classroom smiling at each other, wearing their caps and gowns.

From kindergarten to Carolina

Kacie Horton and DeAndre Sawyer have been at each other’s side for almost two decades. The two graduating Tar Heels will celebrate another milestone together this weekend at Spring Commencement.

Kat Goodpaster stands in her black doctoral hooding robe in the FedEx Global Education Center lobby.

Preparing to serve

Kat Goodpaster’s was raised to prioritize serving your country in any way you can. At Carolina, the Tar Heel learned to combine her passion for Russian culture and national security for a future career.

Chad Lloyd stands outside surrounded by a big tree.

Student to Doctor — Double Tar Heel Chad Lloyd

What do you find at the bottom of the ocean? As a doctoral student in the department of earth, marine and environmental sciences, Chad Lloyd (MS ‘18; Ph.D. ‘23) traveled far off the coast to understand how bacteria breaks down organic matter in the ocean.

Emma turns her head to the side and nods, wearing her graduation cap, in the Carolina Gaming Arena.

Art + science: Senior embraces humanities and STEM at Carolina

Emma Zhang is headed to a job with a private investment firm in Boston after graduation. With majors in biology and computer science and a minor in French, she has championed an interdisciplinary Tar Heel experience.


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