Meet A Student


Megan Neligan

Megan Neligan
Class of 2016

Megan Neligan is a junior environmental studies major from Dallas, Texas. Megan has a strong interest in renewable energy and clean tech financing. She presented her student project on this topic to IE's Board of Visitors and this past summer interned at the national solar company Sungevity. Read more about Megan's time at UNC

Research Spotlight


Kathleen Gray
Kathleen Gray, IE's Associate Director for Outreach and Public Service and Lecturer, Director, Environmental Resource Program

State officials are finalizing rules on how North Carolina will regulate hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" operations. Kathleen has been working with colleagues to evaluate how these operations will impact communities. Read more about her research | Follow her on Twitter @KathleenMGray

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