IN THE NEWS: Solar kickoff at East Chapel Hill High

September 19, 2017

Under a sunny sky on the freshman hill at East Chapel Hill High, students gathered to celebrate the hard work and risk-taking by four of their fellow Wildcats. The Solar Kickoff on Wednesday, September 13 represented the official announcement of … Continued

Former board member DeSimone named recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

September 19, 2017

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, and former board member of the Institute … Continued


September 18, 2017

Postcard from the Field: 3rd Annual CMAS South America Conference

September 4, 2017

The 3rd annual CMAS South America Conference was held Aug. 28 to 31 in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil. The conference explored micro and meso-scale air quality modeling applications in the southern hemisphere and was organized by the Federal University of Espírito Santo … Continued

Characklis discusses hydropower live on CGTN

September 4, 2017

CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo speaks to IE’s Greg Characklis, Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, at UNC-Chapel Hill, about the future of hydropower. Characklis is featured in the second video. Read the full story below. … Continued

Teachers examine the future of the electric grid

August 30, 2017

By Cinnamon Moore Twenty science teachers from across North Carolina gathered at UNC-Chapel Hill from June 20-22 to participate in a workshop that helped them learn about new energy technologies and the future of the U.S. electric grid. The teachers … Continued