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Impact on Our State

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

  • A research stands in a creek.

    Carolina researchers successfully remove hazardous chemicals from water

    Working across disciplines, UNC-Chapel Hill environmental engineer Orlando Coronell and chemist Frank Leibfarth have developed a filtration resin that has thus far been successful in removing most PFAS from water.

  • GDTBATH: Lucas Bouknight

    #GDTBATH: Lucas Bouknight

    When his classes were moved online in the spring, Carolina medical student Lucas Bouknight used some of his extra free time to train for a 100-mile bike ride and raise money for a Greensboro charity.

  • People work in the water in wetsuits.

    Protecting North Carolina’s seagrass

    North Carolina is home to extensive seagrass meadows, creating a dynamic habitat for vibrant wildlife. As more hurricanes strike our coast, Carolina researchers are taking a closer look to see how resilient these critical seagrass meadows are.

  • #GDTBATH: Allie Atkeson

    #GDTBATH: Allie Atkeson

    As a graduate student in Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health, Allie Atkeson tapped into her public health expertise to serve the Chapel Hill community as it navigated the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • #GDTBATH: Emily Wilkins

    #GDTBATH: Emily Wilkins

    With her clinical rotations on hold during the pandemic, second-year physician assistant studies student Emily Wilkins returned home to Rutherfordton, North Carolina, to work as a paramedic and support response efforts.

  • Becky Hoover running with her children.

    A day in the life of a Tar Heel nurse

    A first-year doctoral student at the UNC School of Nursing, Becky Hoover is working nightshifts at UNC Hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic while juggling her nursing program and managing her family life.

  • Students put hand prints on a paper banner

    How to reduce your carbon footprint

    Dana Haine and Grant Parkins of Carolina's Center for Public Engagement with Science share ways to reduce your personal carbon footprint and explain how little steps can make a difference.

  • Jaazaniah Catterall

    #GDTBATH: Jaazaniah Catterall

    As the first-year class coordinator for the UNC School of Law's pro bono program, Jaazaniah Catterall is helping his classmates to use their skills to provide free legal help to North Carolinians.