Meet A Student


Brady Blackburn

Brady Blackburn
Class of 2017

Brady is a native of the mountains of North Carolina majoring in Environmental Studies. During his time at UNC he has been active in student environmental groups and will be spending the fall semester at the Outer Banks Field Site. Read more about his UNC experience

Research Spotlight


Laura Moore
Laura Moore, Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences

Laura's research focuses on the large-scale geologic and modern evolution of coastal environments with an emphasis on understanding the impacts of climate change on modern coastal systems. Laura is speaking at the UNC Climate Change Symposium on April 10. 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.