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Community Focus: Vaccine Volunteers

June 1, 2021

The UNC community has been active in fighting the global COVID-19 pandemic, through research that leads to new treatments for the disease and through large-scale testing and vaccination efforts to protect the population. CSS scholars made their own contributions during … Read more

Two Scholars Receive 2021 Chancellor’s Awards

April 29, 2021

Two CSS scholars have received 2021 Chancellor’s Awards, the University’s highest student honors recognizing academic achievements and exceptional leadership in campus life, student governance and community service. Kate Richardson (CSS 5, UNC ’21) has received the Paul E. Shearin Outstanding … Read more

Research Spotlight: Taking Advantage of Virtual Opportunities

March 16, 2021

Carla Escobar-Tomlienovich (UNC ’22, CSS 6) is a Quantitative Biology and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures double-major, with a minor in Neuroscience. Here she discusses her research project at UNC, how she’s incorporating her interest in computer science into her pre-med … Read more

Scholars Help Churches Build Digital Presence During Pandemic

November 24, 2020

The COVID-19 global pandemic disrupted nearly every aspect of North Carolinians’ lives, especially those centered around in-person gatherings and interactions. Churches scrambled to find ways to reach their congregations at home, once the physical fellowship of weekly services was put … Read more

Research Spotlight: Attacking Antiobiotic Resistance

October 23, 2020

Najla Ward-Conyers (UNC ’22, CSS 6) is studying E. coli in order to learn how to better defend our bodies against H. pylori infections, which can cause stomach ulcers. She is a native of Charlotte, NC and is majoring in … Read more

Research Spotlight: Computer Science Meets Neuroscience

October 22, 2020

For computer science major Nihar Vaidya (UNC ’23, CSS 7), research projects focus on data analysis and machine learning, rather than test tubes and microscopes. Read on to see how he’s exploring his academic interests through various research opportunities, as … Read more

Research Spotlight: ‘Joys of Discovery and Creation’

October 21, 2020

Gillian Taylor (UNC ’22, CSS 6), calls math an “exercise in personal creativity,” and battled imposter syndrome before finding the joy in research. She is a math major with a double-minor in computer science and religious studies from Concord, NC. … Read more

Research Spotlight: Innovation Powered by Collaboration

October 20, 2020

Scientific research is driven by interdisciplinary collaboration: teams of scientists with varied academic backgrounds tackling problems together. Thy Le (UNC ’21, CSS 5), a biochemistry major, and Kartheek Batchu (UNC ’21, CSS 5) a biomedical engineering major, share how their … Read more