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The North Carolina flag flies between two pillars. New Wastewater Treatment Tech Reaches Local Governments

July 20, 2023

The Highly Treated Wastewater pilot program provides funding to five local governments in the state to replace and repair their wastewater treatment plants.

Erin Tracy works with samples at Kenan Labs. Drug-Checking Project Cuts Overdoses

July 13, 2023

A few years ago, Nabarun Dasgupta went to a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site and left with an aha moment that’s now helping prevent overdoses in North Carolina.

Rose Houck poses for a portrait in front of an orange wall at the NC Collaboratory office in Kenan Labs. Environmental Research Making a Difference in NC

July 10, 2023

This summer, Rose Houck ’25 is tackling two projects, on water quality and flood resiliency, to help improve the health and safety of North Carolina residents.

Pedestrians are reflected in glass as they walk past a help wanted sign. Where Are The Workers?

July 7, 2023

Jobs are back, but workers aren’t — as the economy’s wheels keep turning, businesses are struggling to find enough employees to meet their labor demands.

Collaboratory executive director Jeffrey Warren stands at a podium in front of a white backdrop with the Collaboratory logo at the office's ribbon cutting ceremony. Research Program Streamlines Statewide Expertise

July 5, 2023

Executive Director Jeff Warren says the N.C. Collaboratory, the only model of its kind, prioritizes solving issues faced by North Carolinians.