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Impact on Our State

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

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    Preserving the history of local Black communities

    Carolina students are helping the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History curate oral histories from members of Black communities in southern Orange County.

  • A woman walks along the coastline in Morehead City, North Carolina.

    How Carolina is reducing its carbon footprint with oyster shells and marsh grass

    A project at the UNC Institute for Marine Sciences is serving as a carbon offset for Carolina by burying carbon deposits into the sediment of a saltmarsh created by researchers.

  • A person uses a water bottle to collect water in a river.

    Courtney Woods and the case of the contaminated current

    Leaders from a Sampson County, North Carolina, community welcomed Assistant Professor Courtney Woods into their local environmental justice efforts.

  • Suzanne Zaccardo holds an American flag while saying the pledge of allegiance.

    Learning as we go

    Teachers are stressed. Students are struggling. Parents are shouldering more responsibilities. While the controversy surrounding when and how schools should reopen has led to policy debates, Carolina researchers find hope in the lessons from this year.

  • Samara Perez Labra and Kevin Giff.

    When service-learning comes full circle

    Sophomore Samara Perez Labra is working on community development and revitalization initiatives at Habitat for Humanity of Orange County alongside Carolina alumnus Kevin Giff.

  • #GDTBATH: Ashlyn Clark

    #GDTBATH: Ashlyn Clark

    Sophomore Ashlyn Clark has been volunteering for the Orange County Health Department assessing the safety of drinking water and assisting with business outreach as part of the department’s response to COVID-19.

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    Bringing research to North Carolina classrooms

    Driven by graduate students, the Scientific Research and Education Network connects educators and researchers to enhance STEM learning in classrooms across the state.

  • Rachel Woodul standing outside.

    A public health prognosis

    Graduate student Rachel Woodul spent two years researching what might happen to hospital capacity when the next pandemic strikes. When it arrived, she compared what her model — and others’ — got wrong to improve how we react to public health crises in the future.