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Carolina study shows habitual checking of social media may impact young adolescents’ brain development

The study provides some of the first findings on how social media usage could have long-standing and important consequences on the development of adolescent brains.


A black and white photo of Mike Piehler sitting on the banks of a creek surrounded by old trees and tree roots and his reflection in the water.

Rooted: Mike Piehler

Mike Piehler has been contributing to research at Carolina for 25 years. He was recently featured in the Office of UNC Research’s feature “Rooted.”


Javier Arce-Nazario sits at his desk with computer screens showing brightly colored maps.

Creative cartography

Geographer Javier Arce-Nazario uses innovative mapping technologies to help communities in the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Rico and beyond.


This illustration shows the Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite in orbit with its solar panels and KaRIn instrument antennas deployed. Credits: CNES

Hydrologist leads science behind SWOT satellite

NASA’s Dec. 15 launch of an eye in the sky to monitor Earth’s water follows 18 years of work by Tamlin Pavelsky, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a global team. 


Gerson Aguilera stands in Kenan Stadium in the bleachers.

An unexpected path

Three years after applying for C-STEP as a Guilford Community College student, Gerson Aguilera is now just a few days away from becoming the first in his family to graduate from college.


Meghan Paschall stands in a hospital room at UNC Hospitals.

Preparing for the next step

Graduating senior Meghan Paschall has spent her time at Carolina studying science and working as a CNA in UNC Hospitals to prepare herself for a future career in medicine.


BEAM staff participate in training on the RYOBI tools.

BeAM enhances capabilities with gift of new RYOBI power tools

RYOBI Tools, a product line known for innovative and versatile design, has outfitted the campus makerspaces with a range of tools and equipment.