Three agar plates illuminated with UV light to reveal bacterial colonies

Climate Change and Resistance to Antibiotics

September 21, 2022 | cclower

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a serious public health issue. Maya Hoon, recipient of the NC Space and Sea Grant joint fellowship, talks about her work examining how heavy metals in surface water and climate change may be linked to an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Neuse River Basin....

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Doing Astrobotany Research is Nothing Like “The Martian” … Except When It Is

August 9, 2022 | Michelle Yu

Real astrobotany is very different from the fictional exploits of Mark Watney, the botanist/engineer astronaut stuck on Mars in the story. However, some definite parallels exist between life and fiction. NC Space Grant graduate fellow Aurora Toennisson speaks about her research to grow plants on other planets, the challenges of astrobotany and how The Martian gets it wrong--and right....

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IDEAS Team Leads DEIA Workshop for Inclusive Space Science Activities: Photo Gallery

August 3, 2022 | Michelle Yu

The IDEAS Team, made up of the North Carolina, South Carolina and North Dakota Space Grant consortia, facilitated a workshop at the University of North Dakota for instructors to discuss ways to make space science more accessible to students. Teachers came from across the country to participate in this week-long Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Space Science Educators Workshop. ...

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Trees on an estuary shoreline with visible erosion

Mapping North Carolina’s Vulnerable Estuarine Shorelines

July 18, 2022 | cclower

NC Space and Sea Grant joint fellow Jessica Richter describes her experience and research on mapping erosion along the shoreline of the Neuse River Estuary....

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NC Space Grant Scholar Grows AI Career for Food Security

May 11, 2022 | Lee Cannon

Hannah Kerner is a former NC Space Grant scholar whose passion for space led her into a research career....

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UNC Pembroke Rocket Team Members

NC Space Grant Announces 2021-22 Team Experience Award Winners

December 2, 2021 | Jordan Prosser

Above: The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Rocket Team will compete in the NASA First Nations Launch Competition. NC Space Grant is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Team Experience and Competition...

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2021-22 MSI STEM Bridge and New Pathways Program Scholars Selected

November 24, 2021 | Jordan Prosser

The scholarships were created for students at Minority-Serving Institutions, whose graduates have been traditionally underrepresented in STEM....

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2021-22 Pre-Service Teachers Education Scholars Announced

November 23, 2021 | Jordan Prosser

These teachers-in-training will gain unique access to NASA education specialists and materials, to help them bring NASA into their future classrooms....

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I’m Picking Up Bad Vibrations: Designing Tools for Safer Jet Engines

September 24, 2021 | Jordan Prosser

In this guest post, Graduate Research Fellow Richard Hollenbach III, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at Duke University, shares his research on vibrations in airplane engines....

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2021 NC Space Education Ambassadors Selected

September 20, 2021 | Lee Cannon

NC Space Grant presents 13 new NC Space Education Ambassadors for 2021. NCSEA builds a statewide network of educators delivering NASA content....

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