Research Stories (page 3)


Browse through some of our stories and you’ll see why the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the leading research institutions in the nation. You’ll get a glimpse of the people who make Carolina research so special, and a new perspective on the way the world works.


Illustration of a hand reaching around two figures that look scared.

Seeing the Signs

In response to N.C. ranking ninth in the nation for most human trafficking cases, social work researchers have teamed up with state agencies to prevent trafficking among young people via Project No Rest.

Pedestrians are reflected in glass as they walk past a help wanted sign.

Where Are the Workers?

Jobs are back, but workers aren’t — and despite increasing wages, young people remain slow to engage. Carolina researchers uncover why.

Photo of an algae bloom from up above.

Up in the Air

Haley Plaas works with local communities to uncover how algal blooms affect air quality.

Three photos showing data collection. First one is someone holding a sensor, second is someone putting liquid on a glass slide, and the third one is an oil painting with points on it.

Science for the Future

With data spilling from all areas of life, students need tools and training to understand it. The UNC School of Data Science and Society is here to help.

Photo from a helicopter showing flooding in a residential area of North Carolina.

Digital Resource Helps Community Planners Prep for Natural Disasters

The Coastal Resilience Center has launched a website to help communities plan for and evaluate hazards like hurricanes and wildfires.