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Impact on Our State

Supporting the community that supports us. Our success is North Carolina’s success. 

  • A person stands in the lobby of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

    Reopening a universe of possibilities

    Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will reopen on Nov. 7 with expanded exhibit space, a new entrance on McCorkle Place and improved access to the building for those with disabilities.

  • #GDTBATH: Tori Bobrowski

    #GDTBATH: Tori Bobrowski

    Carolina senior Tori Bobrowski spends her time outside of class volunteering with Eye Ears Nose and Paws to help train mobility assistance and medical alert dogs.

  • Melody Kramer and Jack Morningstar

    Being the match

    After donating life-saving resources this fall, two members of the Carolina community are encouraging more Tar Heels to join registries to donate bone marrow and stem cells.

  • Three researchers walk into the ocean.

    Research at the coast

    A team of three Carolina researchers are studying how living shorelines are changing the impacts waves have on the coast so that communities can determine the best ways to better protect their coastal areas.

  • Researchers take samples from a patient outside their home.

    Addressing pandemic problems

    Carolina students, faculty and staff are engaged in an abundance of projects related to COVID-19, making UNC-Chapel Hill the most cited university in the nation for coronavirus research.

  • Serhan Ziya

    A pandemic shapes a modeler’s research vision

    Serhan Ziya is applying his expertise in operations research to help hospitals and emergency departments allocate limited resources most efficiently during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • #GDTBATH: Rida Bayraktar

    #GDTBATH: Rida Bayraktar

    Carolina sophomore Rida Bayraktar founded Pink STREAM to educate, motivate, empower and inspire kindergarten through eighth-grade girls in science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts and math.

  • Linking Immigrants to New Communities

    Carolina students help local immigrants transition to life in the community

    Members of Campus Y’s Linking Immigrants to New Communities student group have been hosting English as a Second Language classes and discussion groups virtually this semester to provide a support network and help the new community members better acclimate to the area.