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Research & Innovation

UNCW is an R2 research university, and our faculty, students and staff are actively involved in innovation and research activities on all seven continents. Read about some of their latest accomplishments here.

Recent Posts

Coastal Entrepreneur Awards Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The Coastal Entrepreneur Awards, a joint effort of UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Greater Wilmington...

UNCW Commissions Wave Flume Lab

UNCW students and faculty in the undergraduate Coastal Engineering program now have new ways to study the power of ocean waves.

NSF Developing Engine Award

The North Carolina Ecosystem Technology project has been awarded $1 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation's Regional Innovation...

A Quality Connection: UNCW Supported by Generosity of Sayeds

It’s been said if you want to help the world, start with science. 

UNCW & CFCC Establish Transfer Agreement for Oceanography

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has partnered with Cape Fear Community College to create a transfer opportunity for community college...

Newly Discovered Probiotic Could Protect Caribbean Corals

Researchers with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History have discovered the first effective bacterial probiotic for treating...

Probiotic Could Protect Caribbean Corals

Blake Ushijima, assistant professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology, is lead author of a study collaborating with...

Researcher Awarded $1 Million Grant

UNCW Research Professor Catharina Alves-de-Souza has been awarded a $1 million grant.

Geologist Digs Into Earth’s Oldest Rocks

UNCW Assistant Professor of Geology Peter J. Haproff is on a six-week excursion in Greenland searching for answers in its 3-billion-year-old rocks.

Professor Receives Applied Research Fellowship

Dr. Ralph Mead is among four researchers awarded the inaugural North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Applied Research Fellowship.

UNCW and NC A&T Launch Program

UNCW and NC A&T have launched a new initiative that creates a pipeline for the universities to recruit diverse faculty.