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UNCW Hosts Quarterly UNC System Quarterly Chief Research Officer Meeting and Reception
May 12, 2022 - The UNC System convened at UNCW for its two-day quarterly Chief Research Officer (CRO) meeting last week. Chief Research Officers lead research and innovation engines for all 16 UNC campuses. The meetings are held on a quarterly basis and rotate from campus-to-campus as host locations. In addition to the elite group of UNC System CRO’s, UNCW welcomed 11 UNC System Office...more
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Congratulations to the Inaugural Research Achievement Award Recipients
May 12 2022 Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Research Achievement Awards. The Rising Research Excellence Award honors faculty who are emerging as leaders in their fields, and the Research Collaboration Award celebrates a team of faculty researchers who have collectively made unique and significant contributions through their research collaboration. This year’s awardees are...more

Facial Recognition Technology
WRAL Features Facial Recognition Technology Work of UNCW's Karl Ricanek
May 9, 2022 - Facial recognition technology is a powerful, and it’s still a relatively new technology, especially with the integration and use of artificial intelligence. That’s according to Karl Ricanek, the founder and CEO of Wilmington-based Lapetus Solutions, Inc., who spoke with WRAL TechWire in a Zoom interview earlier this year about the current state of facial recognition technology. IBM recently faced...more
Salt Marsh

Cutting-edge Geospactial Techniques Map Migrating Marshes
April 29, 2022 - The work of EOS Professor Dr. Joanne Halls along with Yvonne Marsan and Geoscience graduate students Carter Eckhardt and Will Benfield is featured in a Spectrum News piece highlighting the cutting-edge geospatial techniques used to monitor geomorphological...more

Motus Wildlife Tracking System

Collaborative Seeks to Add Radio Towers for Tracking Wildlife
April 20, 2022 - At present, only a small number of automated radio tracking towers tied into the Motus Wildlife Tracking System exist in North Carolina. Conservationists and researchers, including UNCW doctoral candidate Marae West, are hoping that will change under a multistate and nonprofit collaborative effort. The towers assist with tracking migration and conservation efforts...more  Photo: Arial view of salt marshes at Wrightsville Beach courtesy of Spectrum News Rachel Boyd.

Earth Day

Earth Day Celebrations Abound Along NC Coast
April 19, 2022 - Many coastal North Carolina community groups, environmental organizations and towns are focusing this year's Earth Day celebrations on not only educating the public on the importance of protecting our planet but also emphasizing the need to accelerate solutions to combat climate change. As part of the 2022 NC Science Festival, UNCW MarineQuest and Battleship North Carlina are co-hosting the Coastal Climate Science and Engineering Expo on Saturday April 30...more


From Farm to Barn: Oyster Farm Expands Production Measures, Creates Culinary Destination
April 19, 2022 - N. Sea Oyster Co., co-owned by UNCW alum Conor MacNair, has been recognized as one of the nation's top craft oyster producers. The company has expanded from wholesale and opened the Oyster Barn, where visitors can buy oysters to enjoy onsite or to go, learn about oyster farming, and even return for special culinary events...more