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The bow of the boat overlooks the vast ocean.

21 Days at Sea

Junior Stephanie Caddell shares how three weeks on a research vessel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean changed her life.


A UNC student looks into a 3D printer. Inside the printer, a purple cylindrical object made of filament has just been printed.

Cloud-based printing comes to Carolina’s makerspaces

BeAM — UNC’s makerspace network — has rolled out 3DPrinterOS, a remote printer operating system that will allow makers to print from anywhere on campus.


A headshot of Britney Hong and the cover of her virtual zine. The zine looks like a composition notebook with stamps featuring places, plants and animals from around Asia. The title reads "Revealing History: Southern Asian American Writers Making their Mark"

A storied history

How do Asian American authors from the South use writing to reconcile their intersecting identities? Junior Britney Hong sought to find out through her Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.


Levi Tox holds a skateboard, which is about three feet in length and features a blue snake design. On the table in front of him is another skateboard he created, a sander and three bottles of paint.

A maker mindset

Senior Levi Tox has been a maker since high school. This summer, he used his expertise to create an efficient — and fun — way to get to campus with the help of BeAM.


Pedro holds samples of his work in the lab, dressed in lab coast and mask and goggles.

Inviting controlled chaos into drug synthesis

Chemist Pedro de Jesús Cruz’s recent study aims to solve an issue that frequently arises in the manufacturing of chemicals on a commercial scale: how to create and isolate a desired product without resulting in an abundance of difficult-to-dispose-of byproducts.


Earth, marine and environmental sciences graduate student Sarah Wells-Hull, left, puts her hand on the Little River fault after an earthquake at Sparta, North Carolina, ruptured the ground in 2020. Ashley Lynn, right, works in the trench dug to expose the fault.

Research on rare NC earthquake aids preparation, forecasting

Two years after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Sparta, North Carolina, professor Kevin Stewart’s research shows why the event was unique and important.


A headshot of Snigdha Chaturvedi

An interview with Snigdha Chaturvedi

Chaturvedi is an assistant professor of computer science in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. She studies natural language processing — how computers understand human languages.


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