Diversifying research is crucial, not only for the benefit of the young scholars entering various fields, but for the disciplines themselves, says Dr. Lee Phillips, director of UNC Greensboro’s Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office.
85 UNC System research projects focus on treatment, community testing, and prevention of COVID-19, with the goal of providing new data and information to help lawmakers and policymakers guide the state’s pandemic response.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to reduce their workforce, NC State partner Bandwidth announced it will be expanding its headquarters and creating 1,100 new jobs and $100 million in capital investment over the next eight years.
The story of Miles Davis’ trumpet is a reminder that UNC System institutions and affiliates are much more than classrooms for instruction and labs for research. They are venues and galleries, exhibition spaces and public lecture halls. They are public resources where cultural knowledge is preserved, enjoyed, studied, and promoted.
Remote instruction can provide many students with access to some of these experiences. But for most, campus life offers the most comprehensive access to the learning and living experiences that lead to more fulfilling lives, research discoveries and medical breakthroughs, and a stronger North Carolina. That is why the UNC System has invested heavily in making its campuses safe places to teach, study, live, and work this fall.
Elizabeth City State University’s drone technology team is partnering with the Audubon Society to survey Pine Island in the Currituck Sound, along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Using the university’s drones, experts and program students, surveys of the island’s flora will begin this spring.