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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Be a Make written on a window.

Advancing an entrepreneurial mindset

With a nearly $600,000 grant from the Kern Family Foundation and Carolina's inclusion in the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network, the Department of Applied Physical Sciences will launch a new undergraduate program that is infused with an entrepreneurial mindset.

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  • Be a Make written on a window.

    Advancing an entrepreneurial mindset

    With a nearly $600,000 grant from the Kern Family Foundation and Carolina's inclusion in the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network, the Department of Applied Physical Sciences will launch a new undergraduate program that is infused with an entrepreneurial mindset.

  • The Old Well during spring

    New grad certificate preps students to innovate for public good

    The nine-credit program will launch in spring 2021 to teach design thinking skills for solving complex problems across diverse fields of research and practice.

  • Thomas Kierski works on the ventilator prototype.

    What they’re trained for

    Biomedical engineers at Carolina and NC State respond to COVID-19 by teaming to speed the development of an emergency ventilator

  • Carolina students work on producing face shields in the University's makerspace.

    Joining forces on face shields

    Faculty teams at Carolina and NC State University share the same goal: creating PPE for health care workers. Now, they’re teaming up to make it a reality.

  • Clips being made in a 3D printer.

    Carolina student uses 3D printers to enhance PPE

    Second-year physician assistant studies student Alec Fields is creating much-needed brackets for personal protective equipment for health care providers in eastern North Carolina.

  • Kathryn Carpenter and Emily Newman sitting at a table.

    Child care conundrum

    How can health care workers combat COVID-19 without child care coverage? A UNC-Chapel Hill task force helps them find personal and professional balance.