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Anika Jibben stands in a grassy field wearing a backpack and smiling at the camera. Mountains are in the distance.

A nature enthusiast molds an environmental engineering career

Recent graduate Anika Marie Jibben intends to use the skills that she acquired in the applied sciences and engineering minor to make a positive impact on the environment.

Two side by side shots of researchers clad in boots and water gear doing fieldwork out in the water and in the marshland.

Marsh Matters: Fieldwork reflections from North Carolina’s Currituck Sound

Alexia Civit is a sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in environmental studies and music with a minor in urban planning. She currently interns with the North Carolina Collaboratory as an Environmental Policy Intern. 

The Old Well surrounded by beautiful red flowers. Photo by Donn Young.

Seed grant for AI chatbot will help better track net-zero commitments

The UNC School of Data Science and Society awarded a seed grant to a UNC research team which plans to improve a fine-tuned large language model named ChatNetZero to better understand companies’ and governments’ net-zero commitments.

Summer Montgomery sits in a college classroom holding a notebook and a pen. She is smiling at the camera.

Biology staff member honored for ‘herculean’ work

Massey Award winner Summer Montgomery ’81 is a student services specialist in the department of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Beautiful red flowers surround the side of the Old Well with a view across Cameron Avenue of South Building.

Congratulations to our award-winning College faculty and staff

The College of Arts and Sciences celebrates the dozens of talented faculty and staff who received awards and honors during the spring semester.

A closeup of Abel Abraham's face -- he's holding a syringe of water with a droplet of water coming out of it.

Drop by Drop

Senior Abel Abraham shares his journey from being a first-year student during the pandemic to becoming an award-winning mathematics major.

Gustavo Gonzalez stands outside with flowers in the background smiling at the camera.

Gustavo Gonzalez built community through Mi Pueblo

The senior Carolina Covenant and Woods scholar also studied abroad and did behavioral research.