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Sriya Kongala wears a mask and sits in front of a microscope. Photo by Donn Young.

Reppin’ Research: Sriya Kongala

OUR Student Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill who work with the Office for Undergraduate Research in the College of Arts & Sciences to promote a culture of research on campus. Featured researcher: Sriya Kongala.

Mohit Bansal poses in front of a whiteboard

Hettleman Award winner Mohit Bansal

Mohit Bansal is the John R. & Louise S. Parker Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and a recipient of the 2020 Hettleman Award for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.

Rida Bayraktar stands in front of a colorful wall.

#GDTBATH: Rida Bayraktar

Carolina sophomore Rida Bayraktar founded Pink STREAM to educate, motivate, empower and inspire kindergarten through eighth-grade girls in science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts and math.

Researcher conducts health assessment on tortoise

Helping prepare giant tortoises for the wild

Carolina’s Galapagos Science Center worked alongside the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador to repatriate giant tortoises into the wild.

Fall 2020 Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine is now online

The fall 2020 issue of Carolina Arts & Sciences — our first virtual-only issue in our 15 years of publication, a change made due to the pandemic — is now online.

The Evryscope South dome overlooks the Pacific from Cerro Tololo in Chile, one of the driest places with the clearest skies on Earth. Many dark cloudless nights give the system over 6 hours of simultaneous observing time each night alongside NASA’s TESS space telescope to hunt for flares.

New research explores how super flares affect planets’ habitability

UNC-Chapel Hill and NASA measure temperature for the largest ever sample of super flares.

In a room filled with exercise equipment, a woman examines the knee of a man who is sitting down.

Recent top rankings are good news for exercise and sport science

The exercise and sport science department in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences has recently received high marks for two graduate programs — its joint Ph.D. program in human movement science and its master’s program in sport administration.