The Science of Sustainability

Colleen Vasu

Colleen Vasu

Colleen Vasu joined UNC-TV as the Web Editor/Social Media Producer in early 2011. She develops photography, audio, video and other multimedia content for the UNC-TV website and is responsible for the station's social media promotions. Prior to joining UNC-TV, Colleen produced segments and multimedia for "The Story" on WUNC. Born and bred in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and a UNC-CH photojournalism grad, Colleen considers herself a Tar Heel tried and true.

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"Looking Up" – studying comets with the JUNO mission

"Looking Up" – studying comets with the JUNO mission

Herbert Mehnert a Cline Scholar at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute spent his summer researching Comet Photometry and Morphology. Herbert was introduced to PARI by one of his college professors and jumped at the opportunity to work at the former NASA research institute.

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What's in a Clay? Finding the right minerals for Salt Glaze Pottery

What's in a Clay? Finding the right minerals for Salt Glaze Pottery

Check out this Google map that shows clay minerals found around the U.S. and world that are commonly used in pottery.

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Science on the SPOT: The Science of Salt Glaze Pottery

Science on the SPOT: The Science of Salt Glaze Pottery

The art and science of salt glaze pottery requires skills and techniques acquired over generations of trial and error. Ben Owen III combines his family’s experiential knowledge of ceramics and additional scientific knowledge to create and improve his unique works of art.

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