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Michel van Vooren

The sky is not the limit

Michel van Vooren, director of the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, says the center is taking flight with new research grants and the collective energy of 50 undergraduate and graduate students.


A family affair

Maybe you’re familiar with the annual Thanksgiving for Internationals dinner at Columbia restaurant Immaculate Consumption; maybe you’re not. Either way, you can appreciate the spirit of the event.

Ann Johnson

Connecting humanities and science

With a background in the history and philosophy of science, professor Ann Johnson was well known for bridging gaps between history, philosophy, engineering and technology. Her parents and sister recently established and endowed the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society to carry on her vision of interdisciplinary work.

Susan Richardson

Water, water everywhere...

A former research chemist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Carolina chemistry professor Susan Richardson focuses her research on harmful byproducts of disinfectants used to make water safe for consumption.

Students ride the shuttle.

Crosstown Traffic

Life on an urban campus comes with lots of traffic. But it’s not just car traffic, especially these days, and it’s not all bad. With the surge in private and public-private student housing downtown, and improvements to bike lanes and shuttle service, the campus commute doesn’t have to be a headache. In fact, for many students, ditching the drive provides a welcome improvement to quality of life.

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