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Research Uncovered: Iheoma U. Iruka

February 14, 2022

Iheoma U. Iruka is a research professor in the Department of Public Policy and founding director of the Equity Research Action Coalition within the FPG Child Development Institute. She studies how to promote the health, wealth, and educational excellence of minoritized children and children from low-income households.

Disassembling Evolution’s Engine

January 14, 2022

When a research project centered on evolution within spadefoot toads fell through, Emily Harmon shifted her focus to microscopic swimmers called rotifers. The biology PhD student is studying an animal’s ability to adapt in one generation, which could inform conservation efforts in the face of climate change.

Graduating debt-free? ‘That’s crazy!’

November 3, 2021

Matthew Wood is a member of the North Carolina Fellows Program, a Lookout Scholar and a summer pre-college mentor for Upward Bound. He recruits participants as a morale committee subchair for the UNC Dance Marathon.

It Runs in the Family

August 23, 2021

Psychologists Eric and Jen Youngstrom both joined UNC-Chapel Hill faculty in 2006. Through their research and global travels, their daughters Diane and Kay have developed a love of science, immense school spirit, and a deep desire to help the world.

Machine Morality

May 27, 2020

As machines become more autonomous, humans must define the limits of their decision-making. UNC postdoctoral researcher Yochanan Bigman addresses this topic, suggesting where to draw the line when self-governing technology is required to make life-or-death decisions. After a late-night shopping … Continued

The Fast and the Autonomous

May 26, 2020

In a small corner of Sitterson Hall sits a fleet of pint-size cars that can see and navigate independently, winning races for the team of UNC computer science students that created them.