Meet A Student


Andrea Stewart

Andrea Stewart
Class of 2016

Andrea is a senior studying environmental science who spent a semester at the Highlands Field Site. She is utilizing her background in forest ecology and hydrology as a research assistant for the Institute. Learn more about Andrea's Carolina experience

Research Spotlight


Rebecca Fry
Rebecca Fry, Associate Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Rebecca's research focuses on how environmental exposures are associated with human disease. One of her recent research projects is studying the connection between birth defects and well water in North Carolina. You can learn more about Rebecca's research at her website.

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.