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Into the backcountry

August 16, 2021

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.

Sound and the COVID-19 shutdown

March 29, 2021

A new study published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America used urban acoustics to monitor changes in human activity during the COVID-19 shutdown in Las Vegas.

Riverine Re[Sr]ch: An Undergraduate’s Journey in Geology

October 23, 2018

As a first-year student, Elena Watts took a research-based field trip that would change her life and lead her to four years of undergraduate research at UNC. The results of her original work served as the basis for a grant that now funds other students in the geology department.

UNC team wins $1.5 million NASA grant to study water storage in lakes

April 23, 2018

A UNC team led by geologist Tamlin Pavelsky has received $1.5 million from NASA’s Earth Science Division to expand a pilot citizen science program to measure lake water storage from North Carolina to the globe. Pavelsky’s team was one of six chosen from a group of 16 prototype projects at institutions around the country.