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Science bus intern steers rural students to STEM

As an instructor with the Innovation Mobile Lab, Fiona Chen uses cool experiments to spark interest in scientific careers.

A black and white photo of György “Hínár” Schrader Polczer standing in a place surrounded by tall trees and branches. He smiles at the camera.

Rooted: György “Hínár” Schrader Polczer, 22 years in the department of biology

György “Hínár” Schrader Polczer has worked for UNC-Chapel Hill for 22 years as a technology support analyst for the Department of Biology within the UNC College of Arts and Sciences.

A graduate student looks through a microscope.

Using “optical tweezers” to advance nanomedicine

Zijie Yan, associate professor of applied physical sciences, is using light to tackle significant challenges in the field of nanoscience.

Savannah Ryburn stands on steps leading down to the water. She is holding a clipboard and wearing a hat.

Shark Week researcher: Savannah Ryburn

Savannah Ryburn is a Ph.D. student in the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program within the UNC College of Arts and Sciences and a graduate student researcher within the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies. She studies the diet and ecology of sharks in the Galápagos and North Carolina.

Sarah Vickers sits at a desk in her lab

Rising senior Sarah Vickers researches “ghost particles”

Her work to help detect neutrinoless double beta decay could help explain why there is significantly more matter than antimatter in the universe

Rose Houck sits with her laptop at the NC Collaboratory office.

Environmental research making a difference in North Carolina

Rising junior Rose Houck uses knowledge from her biology and applied data science courses to research water quality and flood resiliency issues.

Frank Leibfarth in his chemistry lab.

Leibfarth announced as inaugural Institute for Convergent Science faculty fellow

The institute’s Faculty Fellowship Program will provide support for Frank Leibfarth, associate professor in the department of chemistry, whose research includes expanding options for recycling.