Melissa Ramirez: Using New Tools to Teach Microbiology
Melissa Ramirez, a teaching assistant professor of biological sciences, uses 3-D-printed tactile teaching tools and other nontraditional methods to help students understand microbiology and see themselves as scientists.
Jay Levine: Understanding and Protecting Mussels
Jay Levine, a professor of marine, earth, and atmospheric science, studies how freshwater mussels contribute to our natural environment so he can help this imperiled species thrive.
Joshua Pierce: Creating Molecules to Fight Disease
Joshua Pierce, an assistant professor of chemistry, builds molecules through the science of synthetic chemistry that can be used to create new drugs to fight infectious diseases.
Lindsay Zanno: Digging Into the World of Dinosaurs
Lindsay Zanno, a paleontologist with NC State and the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, uncovers and studies ancient dinosaur fossils to learn about the biology of the modern world.
John Meitzen: Answering Questions About the Brain
John Meitzen, an assistant professor of biological sciences, studies neurons to answer key questions about the brain, including differences related to biological sex.
Alyson Wilson: Using Data to Tell Stories
Alyson Wilson, a professor of statistics, collaborates with professionals in the intelligence and business communities to analyze data in ways that help solve some of the world's big problems.
Chris Osburn: Protecting Water Quality
Chris Osburn, an associate professor of marine science, studies the chemistry of lake ecosystems to gather information that policymakers can use to protect water quality.
Carla Fröhlich: Studying Stars to Understand Chemical Elements
Carla Fröhlich, an associate professor of physics, studies stars and supernovae to understand the origins of the elements that make up our world.
Elon Ison: Making Chemical Reactions More Efficient
Elon Ison, an associate professor of chemistry, designs catalysts that help scientists perform common chemical reactions more efficiently.
Ann Ross: Telling the Stories Behind the Bones
Ann Ross, professor of biological sciences, consults with law enforcement to identify victims and the tools used in their deaths — all by studying their bones.
Radmila Sazdanović: Exploring Math Through Art
Radmila Sazdanović, an assistant professor of mathematics, studies shapes and creates visualizations to help solve problems in math and science.
Dave Eggleston: Exploring the Bottom of the Ocean
Dave Eggleston, a professor of marine science, describes what it's like to go to the bottom of the ocean — and what scientific solutions the deep sea holds.
Eric Laber: Playing Games With Decision Making
Eric Laber, an associate professor of statistics, uses video games as a tool to help understand and improve decision-making patterns in medicine and other areas that affect our everyday lives.
Helena Mitasova: Visualizing the Impact of Landscape Changes
Helena Mitasova, a professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Science and associate director of visualization in the Center for Geospatial Analytics, uses high-tech modeling tools to visualize effects of events like hurricanes on the landscape.
Divine Kumah: Improving Technologies at the Atomic Level
Divine Kumah, an assistant professor of physics, studies materials at the atomic level to create more efficient processes and technologies.