Academics

Impact Award, Horizon Award recipients selected for 2020

Graduate students, recent graduate alumni within numerous UNC-Chapel Hill programs earn honors for research benefiting North Carolina.

The Bell Tower in the spring
Photo by Johnny Andrews.

Seventeen UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students and recent graduate alumni have been selected to receive the Graduate School’s 2020 Impact Awards and Horizon Awards.

These honors recognize research benefiting North Carolina. Impact Awards, made possible through the generous support of the Graduate Education Advancement Board, recognize discoveries of direct benefit to the state. Horizon Awards recognize research likely to make a significant longer-term contribution to North Carolina.

“The 17 awardees represent an impressive 14 master’s and doctoral programs, and this demonstrates the depth and breadth of UNC-Chapel Hill research that is benefiting North Carolina,” said Jennifer Gerz-Escandón, associate dean for interdisciplinary education and fellowship programs within the Graduate School. “The majority of our award recipients for 2020 are specializing in research toward improved health and environmental outcomes. Throughout the years, these awards have recognized the importance of graduate student research in helping North Carolina’s people and communities.”

For a complete list of winners and learn more about their research, visit the Graduate School’s website.