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A ‘natural landing spot’

Carolina alumnus Brandon Feaster arrived in Chapel Hill with his eyes set on a Ph.D. in biology for a career in the research lab. But undergrad research and the Chancellor’s Science Scholars provided the Tar Heel with the experiences and support to pursue a different career.


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Building a more inclusive scientific community through the Chancellor’s Science Scholars

The Chancellor’s Science Scholar’s program at Carolina is supporting promising young scientists and actively working to build a more diverse scientific community. That goal, director Thomas Freeman says, is critical to everybody.


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Becoming the change

Kena Lemu knew as a child that she wanted to be the change that her community needed, and at Carolina, she’s gained the tools and experience to make that impact.


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Carolina grad students bring science to the community

More than a dozen of Tar Heels are working to bring the wonders of science to children in the community through the graduate student-run organization Science in the Stacks.


UNC-Chapel Hill scientists, researchers named 2021 AAAS fellows

Faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Medicine and Eshelman School of Pharmacy have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Biologist Amy Gladfelter is one of the new fellows.


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The physician’s garden

The Gardening and Ethnobotany in Academia Project is a student organization that maintains the Sam W. Hitt Medicinal Garden on campus and encourages students and faculty to explore the relationship between plants and people — medicinally, economically and culturally at a local and global scale.


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Racing Toward Innovation

Convergent science is characterized by cross-disciplinary research teams created to tackle big problems and speed the application of new breakthroughs to commercialization. At UNC, the Institute for Convergent Science is at the forefront of this pioneering framework.