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Josh Leonard of the scholarships and student aid office said he rediscovered his passion for making things when he arranged for students to do work-study in BeAM.

Meet the Makers

BeAM@Carolina is a network of makerspaces created by the applied physical sciences department in the College of Arts & Sciences in fall 2016.

How to accomplish almost any goal

Paschal Sheeran’s research has found that we successfully achieve our goals only half the time. Here he shares three steps to go from dreaming to doing.

How Diamond Holloman finds resilience in Lumberton

Diamond Holloman, a Ph.D. candidate in Carolina’s Environment, Ecology and Energy program, is the first recipient of a post-Florence disaster relief grant from the Carolina Center for Public Service. She is investigating ways that communities of color in Lumberton, North Carolina, experience and recover from natural disaster.

Justin Baumann drills a coral core in Belize. (Photo Credit: Hannah Aichelman)

Climate change, human activity lead to nearshore coral growth decline

Declining growth of Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System corals predicts trouble for worldwide reefs.

Incoming Tar Heel will continue training as a “humanitarian warrior”

After serving five years in the Navy as a medic, incoming Carolina student Abel Miranda says he’s in the perfect place to continue his training as a “humanitarian warrior.”

Pa Chia Thao

New student wants to uncover the mysteries of the universe

Pa Chia Thao arrived at Carolina with two big goals: to find a community of Tar Heels working to advance astronomy, and to support the representation of women and minorities in the scientific field.

Jordan Epley

Why this singer chose Carolina over fame in Thailand

Not many college applications have a resume quite like Jordan Epley’s, which includes competing on Thailand’s “The Voice,” opening for a Nelly concert, and playing in the junior NBA. But after all that, coming to Carolina is still her dream.