Sciences: Seeking Positively Disruptive Change

The most successful universities use their expertise to better society. Poised to lead the way in translating theoretical knowledge into real-world solutions for some of the world's biggest problems, Carolina is building the groundwork to move interidisciplinary innovation forward. By bringing faculty and students together in a collaborative environment that connects life and social sciences with health and biomedical sciences, we will deliver those solutions to more people, faster.

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    200 Years of Carolina Chemists

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