Some look familiar. Some look strange. All are images submitted by students and faculty to a scientific art competition sponsored by Carolina’s Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL).
Heather Munroe-Blum believes innovation at Carolina is as old as the University itself. Innovation began when Carolina did, 217 years ago, with the rise of a public university predicated on the then radical notion that the public had an innate intelligence that, if unlocked, would greatly benefit the state, she said.
In high school Tripp Gobble would drive an hour from Louisburg, North Carolina, to hear his favorite bands at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.
Igor is an unpredictable, potentially destructive force of nature. It’s Brian Etherton’s job to try to figure out where Igor’s going and what he might do.
Most research expeditions take months, if not years, of planning. Luke McKay got just 12 hours notice.
Seven years without front teeth. Some haven’t visited a dentist – ever. Debilitating gum disease. Nerve-searing toothache.
Beaming into classrooms in North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas via webcams, literacy consultants at UNC have helped 58 teachers learn new ways to teach struggling readers in kindergarten and first grade and helped 300 children learn to read. They are part of Targeted Reading Intervention, a program that aims to eliminate achievement gaps.
In Kevin Weeks’ lab, a section of wall is covered with results from his early HIV experiments. The printouts look like electrocardiogram readings gone wrong: a series of spikes and dips without rhythm or pattern.