Coastal retreat kicks off 2017-18 ExPLORE NC program

October 10, 2017

The 2017-2018 ExPLORE NC program kicked off July 17 with a four-day-long retreat in Morehead City, NC. ExPLORE NC, which stands for Experiencing Place-based Learning Outdoors in Rivers and Ecosystems of North Carolina, helps elementary school teachers develop creative and … Continued

Harnessing the Ocean for North Carolina’s Energy Future

September 29, 2017

Lindsay Dubbs, research assistant professor and co-director of the Outer Banks Field Site recently hired two research technicians to assist with her part of the NC Renewable Ocean Energy Program grant. Ted West III and Claire Johnson will help with data collection … Continued

Meet a Student: Steven Tulevech ’19

September 25, 2017

Name: Steven Tulevech Hometown: Morehead City High School: North Carolina School of Science/Math Major: Environmental Science Minor(s): Information Science (and maybe English!) Expected Graduation: May 2019 What drew you to your major? I started at UNC with plenty of issues … Continued

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

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