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Impact on Our State

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

  • Computer science department provides an ‘empowering’ day for visually impaired students

    Carolina students invited K-12 students with visual impairments to campus to experience a variety of educational games and tools created just for them.

  • Carolina biomechanics labs host local students

    The visit showcased how biomechanics can help serve people with unmet needs and highlight the field’s potential as a college major and career path.

  • Local to worldwide in a couple of clicks

    Established in 2009, the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center has digitized more than 120,000 yearbooks, newspapers, photographs, city directories and other items. Its growing list of partners now numbers 227 institutions in 76 counties.

  • Capturing community history

    From textile mills to the state’s mental hospital, a team of Carolina faculty, students and staff are engaging with North Carolina communities to tell their stories.

  • Serving Latinx communities

    Students from the Carolina Center for Public Service’s APPLES Service-Learning program spent their spring break in various communities around the country to see firsthand the range of issues impacting citizens.

  • A spring break of service

    More than a dozen students from Carolina's physical therapy, nursing and public health departments traveled east to Tyrrell County, one of the state's poorest and most sparsely populated areas, to do a week of health-related service projects.

  • Local students visit the Sancar lab

    Students from Hillsborough's Grady Brown Elementary School toured Carolina’s research facilities and conducted science experiments with Nobel Prize laureate Aziz Sancar.

  • SHAC’s Mandarin interpreting service helps meet growing need

    When the leaders of the student-run free clinic saw a rise in Mandarin-speaking patients, they mobilized a group of undergraduate interpreters to make sure there were no gaps in patient care.