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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.


Riya Shah poses at the Old Well

Riya Shah’s time at Carolina was an “unforgettable journey”

When the senior graduates on Dec. 17, she will do so with a double major in biology and neuroscience and her sights set on medical school.


Headshot of Elsa Huebsch at the Old Well

Senior Elsa Huebsch’s love for chemistry was “reverse engineered”

Huebsch, who graduates on Dec. 17, followed her passion for creating climate change solutions to an extraordinary undergraduate experience as a chemistry major at Carolina.


Nicolas Pegard in his lab at UNC, surrounded by optical equipment.

Optimizing optics

Nicolas Pégard’s lab helps neuroscientists tackle research challenges with custom-designed optical technology.