Meet A Student


Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is a senior from Maryland

Jack spent part of his junior year at the Outer Banks Field Site, which included an internship with the National Park Service at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Read about Jack's experience here. Read more about the OBX Field Site

Research Spotlight


Limei Ran
Limei Ran is a Research Associate with IE's Center for Environmental Modeling for Policy Development.

Her current research focuses on the impact of land cover changes and fertilizer application. As part of that work, Limei is evaluating the changes in land conversion in the Midwest for biofuels production and how those changes impact air quality and ecosystems. Read more about her work.

The Institute for the Environment (IE) catalyzes and advances interdisciplinary environmental research to solve local to global challenges, educates the next generation of leaders committed to the health and stewardship of our planet, and informs and engages the public to enable environmental problem solving.

IE seeks solutions to critical environmental issues - including those related to water resources, public health, energy, climate change, air quality, land-use change, and biodiversity - to enable sustainable human communities and their coexistence with natural systems.