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Chad Lloyd stands outside surrounded by a big tree.

Student to Doctor — Double Tar Heel Chad Lloyd

What do you find at the bottom of the ocean? As a doctoral student in the department of earth, marine and environmental sciences, Chad Lloyd (MS ‘18; Ph.D. ‘23) traveled far off the coast to understand how bacteria breaks down organic matter in the ocean.

Emma turns her head to the side and nods, wearing her graduation cap, in the Carolina Gaming Arena.

Art + science: Senior embraces humanities and STEM at Carolina

Emma Zhang is headed to a job with a private investment firm in Boston after graduation. With majors in biology and computer science and a minor in French, she has championed an interdisciplinary Tar Heel experience.

Nick Lauersdorf smiles while standing in front of a poster.

Ph.D. candidate selected for prestigious fellowship program

Nick Lauersdorf is among a highly prestigious group of graduate students selected for the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program. The fellowship provides opportunities for career development while honing Lauersdorf’s technical skills.

Sarah Vickers stands in front of a whiteboard with notes and equations on it in her physics lab.

Knowing neutrinos: A Carolina junior is part of the hunt for one of physics’ most sought-after discoveries

In advance of UNC’s Celebration of Undergraduate Research on April 26, we caught up with junior Sarah Vickers who will be presenting her work as part of the Gruszko lab in the department of physics and astronomy.

Jim White stands in front of a window in South Building looking out at the Old Well.

Meet Jim White, College of Arts and Sciences dean

The acclaimed climate scientist discusses the new curriculum, the College’s $135M research enterprise and employee retention.

Joel Fodrie stands on a boat holding a fish.

Estuarine ecologist measures NC’s marine health

With the help of the N.C. Collaboratory, Joel Fodrie of the Institute of Marine Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences is leading a landmark study of coastal resources.

Collage of the two winners, from left, Amy Gladfelter and Robert Hummer.

Hummer and Gladfelter named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The newest members of the prestigious academy come from the departments of sociology and biology.