You didn’t need a Ph.D. to contribute to research into wildlife abundance and behavior in North Carolina, thanks to a large-scale citizen science project led by North Carolina State University researchers.
As baby boomers age, some are outliving their ability to drive. That’s why it’s important to have a transportation plan, and East Carolina University occupational therapists are helping older drivers plan for continued independence — with or without a driver’s license.
PBS North Carolina, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) and the William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, presents the statewide broadcast premiere of Classroom Connection, Tuesday, February 2, at 8 AM, on PBS NC and online, at pbs.org/ahl.
he UNC System’s six historically minority-serving institutions have each received a new mobile freezer capable of safely storing and transporting COVID-19 vaccine vials. These six freezers represent the first of 62 scheduled to arrive in the state in the coming months as part of Operation Deep Freeze.
Not only have faculty, students, and staff continued their education and research in the midst of a global pandemic. They are also finding new ways to give back to the communities that support their studies and research.
Recently, the UN World Food Program was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its humanitarian efforts. Some 7,000 miles away at UNC Pembroke, Physics Professor Steven Singletary found satisfaction knowing that his ingenuity is helping feed thousands of Sudanese facing starvation.
Through the largest grant in the University’s history, a pair of researchers from the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education are expanding their national effort to improve employment, education and community integration for students and youth with disabilities.
Some of the most exciting scientific work in North Carolina isn’t taking place in sterilized labs. It’s unfolding on trails and in backyards, conducted by K-8 children participating in The NC Arboretum’s ecoEXPLORE program.