As urban regions in the Southeast continue to grow and develop, harmful pollutants enter nearby waterways more frequently. Carolina researchers think one of the best solutions to prevent this may be investments in the habitats of the furry neighbors already in our backyards: beavers.
Located just off main campus, the North Carolina Botanical Garden has been caring for pollinators with bee hotels. The structures, designed by artist David Hinkle, are meant to help native bees nest and reproduce.
Carolina alumna Stacy Zhang first got her feet wet in marine ecology as an undergrad. Now a postdoctoral researcher with the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, she is on the frontlines of helping navigate challenges facing North Carolina's coast.
Velvet Nelson, the director of Launch Chapel Hill, discusses how the startup accelerator and coworking space formed out of a partnership between Carolina, the Town of Chapel Hill and Orange County is helping the local economy.
Graduating Tar Heel Darren Hearn has focused his research on musculoskeletal injury and performance and how those areas can be applied to people completing military basic training in order to identify those at greatest risk for sustaining injury.
Graduating master's student Jonathan Lucas traded his military fatigues and boots for wetsuits and waders to return to school and earn a master's degree in marine sciences.
Graduating Tar Heel Daniela Cerón spent her time at UNC School of Social Work working in North Carolina communities to improve early childhood education outcomes.
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.