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Photo shows harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie.

UNC-Chapel Hill part of new center which will study links between Greak Lakes algal blooms, human health

Great Lakes researchers at the University of Michigan have been awarded a $6.5 million, five-year federal grant to host a center for the study of links between climate change, harmful algal blooms and human health. UNC’s Hans Paerl discusses his team’s role in the study.

Lucy Ren holds a laptop in a gym at a hackathon

How a pinball project made Lucy Ren’s education click

Exploring engineering through applied sciences helped Ren, who graduated this May with a degree in computer science, unlock her creativity at Carolina.

Anika Jibben stands in a grassy field wearing a backpack and smiling at the camera. Mountains are in the distance.

A nature enthusiast molds an environmental engineering career

Recent graduate Anika Marie Jibben intends to use the skills that she acquired in the applied sciences and engineering minor to make a positive impact on the environment.

The Old Well surrounded by beautiful red flowers. Photo by Donn Young.

Seed grant for AI chatbot will help better track net-zero commitments

The UNC School of Data Science and Society awarded a seed grant to a UNC research team which plans to improve a fine-tuned large language model named ChatNetZero to better understand companies’ and governments’ net-zero commitments.

Carrina Macaluso is a graduating senior majoring in music -- she stands on the stage in Hill Hall throwing her graduation cap in the air.

That’s a Cap!

Undergraduate researchers from Carolina’s 2024 graduating class share how research has shaped their college experience.

Mengru at the beach at sunset

Materials science Ph.D. student is dedicated to protecting the environment

Graduating applied physical sciences doctoral student Mengru Wang researches perovskite solar cells and has a passion for clean energy.

Anthony tosses his cap for a graduation photo at the Old Well

Latin American studies meets biology for this Carolina senior

Anthony Ciano used his time at UNC to prepare for a career in healthcare, including working as a campus EMT and volunteering as a medical interpreter.