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Two students lean into a project at MakerFest to conduct an experiment.

Get to know MakerFest, UNC’s celebration of Tar Heel makers

Each semester, Be a Maker (BeAM) hosts a showcase of the innovations made possible by technologies and tools at Carolina’s makerspace network. Take a walk through last semester’s MakerFest in this photostory.


Carl Rodriguez stands in front of a chalkboard with writing on it.

Rodriguez awarded Warner prize from American Astronomical Society

Carl Rodriguez, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded the 2024 Helen B. Warner Prize from the American Astronomical Society.


Al Duncan sits on a black stool in the middle of the Forest Amphitheater.

Unpacking the nuances of ancient Greek and Roman theater

Al Duncan is an assistant professor in the department of classics within the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. He studies the production, reception and audience experience of ancient Greek and Roman theater and how these performances remain relevant today.


Through makerspace program, students get to test their skills at sea

The objective of UNC students and makers Lindsey Pegram and Lilia Su during a three-day expedition at sea was to investigate how they could operate makerspace equipment and assist researchers aboard the vessel, especially in an uncontrolled and unpredictable environment.


The Cape Fear River

Carolina chemists discover eight new PFAS with novel testing method

The “forever chemicals” found in the Cape Fear River were detected through a non-targeted testing method developed at UNC-Chapel Hill that broadens researchers’ abilities to identify the hazardous compounds.


Headshot of Banu Gökarıksel

Borders and boundaries

Political geographer Banu Gökarıksel directs Carolina’s popular curriculum in global studies while exploring her own research about global and local belonging.


Jordan Mundy in her graduation gown at the Old Well

Senior Jordan Mundy pursued her passion for history and beekeeping at Carolina

The winter graduate used funding from her Robinson Fellowship and skills she learned through her history coursework to study honeybees in the U.K.