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.
NC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
October 22-28, 2023 is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week! Through a partnership with NC DHHS, the Center for Public Engagement with Science facilitates statewide outreach to increase knowledge about lead and other environmental hazards. Check out our resources about preventing exposure to lead.Learn More
2023 Recipients Of The Student STEM Enrichment Program Announced (Burroughs Wellcome Fund | Nov. 13, 2023)
Geo-Health Interns program recipients of the 2023 Student STEM Enrichment Program.Read More
Geo Interns install air quality monitoring stations in Robeson County
In July, six participants in the Geo Interns program built solar-powered air quality monitoring stat…Read More