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Celine Locklear smiles for the camera underneath a big tree.

Meet a new Tar Heel: Celine Locklear

Chancellor’s Science Scholar and incoming first-year student Celine Locklear is eager to get the academic year started and jump into an array of social activities at Carolina.

The Arrigetch Peaks. (All photos courtesy Andrew Buchanan)

Into the backcountry

This summer, Andrew Buchanan and Owen Ryerson made the arduous trek to the Arrigetch Peaks in remote Alaska to collect rock samples for an independent research project that aims to answer big questions about the mountains.

Ashley Morrison prepares RNA for sequencing at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center on Sept. 23, 2020. (Megan May/UNC Research)

UNC-Chapel Hill once again tops $1 billion in research awards

Research at Carolina employs over 10,000 North Carolinians in projects that touch all 100 counties. Spending on research supports over 4,000 businesses across the state.

A female dental patient lays in a chair while a dental professional discusses things with her in an exam.

FDA clears new 3D dental X-ray device based on UNC research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s clearance of the novel 3D intraoral x-ray technology based on UNC-Chapel Hill research means quicker and more detailed imaging, less radiation.

Pedro Saenz (photo courtesy of Endeavors)

UNC professor and MIT team take microscopic physics to the macro scale

A hundred years after the birth of quantum mechanics, a UNC mathematics professor has utilized a new hydrodynamic system to visualize behaviors reminiscent of electronic spin systems, providing new insight into how particles may operate on the quantum level.

The Old Well on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. April 8, 2021. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Carolina joins new NSF institute to enhance artificial intelligence tools for a more equitable, inclusive classroom experience

Through the new Artificial Intelligence Institute for Engaged Learning, Carolina researchers will guide innovations in educational AI from creation to application.

Alexis Campbell

Meet an Intern: Alexis Campbell at Merck

The rising senior studying biochemistry has an internship at pharmaceutical giant Merck in New Jersey.