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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, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded the 2024 Helen B. Warner Prize from the American Astronomical Society.
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.
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 “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.
Political geographer Banu Gökarıksel directs Carolina’s popular curriculum in global studies while exploring her own research about global and local belonging.
The winter graduate used funding from her Robinson Fellowship and skills she learned through her history coursework to study honeybees in the U.K.