Carli Arendt: Studying Glaciers to Understand Climate Change
Carli Arendt, an assistant professor of marine, earth, and atmospheric science, studies glacial melting caused by climate change to understand how it affects surrounding ecosystems.
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.
Lorena Bociu: Sharing the Fun and Usefulness of Math
Lorena Bociu, an associate professor of mathematics, helps others see how fun, beautiful and useful mathematics can be through outreach events and mentoring.
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.
Adrian Smith: Learning About Nature Through Ants
Adrian Smith, an evolutionary biologist with NC State and the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, studies ants and their behavior to learn more about the natural 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.
Denis Fourches: Solving Chemical Problems With Computers
Denis Fourches, an assistant professor of chemistry, uses advanced technology in the classroom and the lab to understand the structure of molecules.
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.
Paul Byrne: Studying Alien Worlds to Understand Earth
Paul Byrne, an assistant professor of planetary science, studies geology and processes on other planets to better understand Earth — and vice versa.
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.
Jason Osborne: Understanding Sports Through Statistics
Jason Osborne, an associate professor of statistics, collects and analyzes data to help us understand the world around us — including the sports we watch and play.
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.
Tom Banks: Solving Problems With Mathematical Modeling
Tom Banks, the LeRoy B. Martin Jr. Distinguished Professor in mathematics, uses mathematical models to learn about cause and effect and solve complex scientific problems.
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.
Gavin Williams: Making Medicines From Microbes
Gavin Williams, an associate professor of chemistry, is using microbes as building blocks for new more potent, more stable antibiotics.
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.