Skip to main content

View a list of departments in natural sciences & mathematics.


Adam Gold checks on a water monitoring station that he designed and built in the lab. A true Tar Heel, Gold is a Ph.D. student in the Ecology, Environment, and Energy Program, and previously earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNC. (Photo by Sarah Loftus)

Helping a coastal town monitor water quality

A doctoral student’s innovative design project is helping the North Carolina town of Beaufort keep a check on water quality issues in creeks and streams using inexpensive monitoring stations. The health of North Carolina’s coastal watersheds are essential for industries like tourism and fishing.

Allie Omens

Student Profile: Allie Omens

Senior Allie Omens spends her free time at Carolina tackling environmental issues, including working toward a waste-free campus.

Scientist Ronit Freeman holds a 3D model of a protein her lab in mimicking. (photo by Sarah Daniels)

Master of adaptation

Ronit Freeman’s research crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and has potential applications in diagnostics, drug delivery and more.

Jess Woods (photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Leadership Computing Facility)

Undergraduate researcher helps develop data-encoding tools for future supercomputers

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program, computer science graduate Jess Woods has been tasked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory with exploring different ways of representing data and enabling operations to be performed on that transformed data.

A team of students works to solve a problem at HackNC. (photo by Austin Wang)

HackNC 2019 celebrates largest hackathon yet

Hundreds of undergraduate students gathered in Woollen Gym on Oct. 12 for HackNC 2019, the largest hackathon held annually at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

Old Well

Three students selected as 2020 Weir Fellows

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2020 William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies, a program designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would like to develop advanced working language skills.

Image shows the American flag with the words "I Voted" on it

Does college make good citizens?

Is the type of person who would opt to go to college naturally more inclined to be a good citizen? Or is it the college experience itself that helps make the person a good citizen?