Center for Public Engagement with Science
The Center for Public Engagement with Science (CPES) partners with environmental faculty across campus to translate environmental knowledge and research results into action in North Carolina communities and beyond. Through informal science education, science communication, and community engagement initiatives, the CPES enhances public understanding of current environmental science and health research and its relevance to daily life, empowering North Carolinians to make informed decisions that protect the environment and public health.
CPES serves as a campus-wide resource in five key areas: community and stakeholder engagement, K-12 environmental science education, pathways into STEM, experiential education for undergraduates and community/citizen science.
Featured Project – YES Resilience: SEE Solutions
Now accepting applications for Teen Climate Ambassadors, part of the YES Resilience: SEE Solutions project. This youth STEM enrichment summer program, hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC, engages 9th-12th graders in hands-on activities using cutting-edge science and technology to explore climate impacts and solutions in their communities.Learn More
Outreach manager protects NC families (UNC.edu | Feb. 19, 2024)
Neasha Graves provides information and resources to communities about environmental health hazards.Read More
Collaboration and training key to Superfund success (Environmental Factor | Jan. 2024)
Andrew George, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SRP Center, discussed the center’s…Read More