About the Center for Public Engagement with Science
We recognize that research results can be a powerful springboard for transforming thought and actions. Current, peer-reviewed environmental science and health research drives all of our outreach and engagement efforts. At the same time, we are aware that scientific research often requires thoughtful translation to be understandable and useful to both our partners and the public at large.
Our staff engages diverse audiences using a variety of tools including hands-on demonstrations, interactive workshops, and technical training. Our science communication and research translation efforts ensure that the public is better able to understand how the environmental science emerging from UNC is important and relevant to our daily lives.
Our partners are a diverse and committed group of professionals who share our mission of using science-based evidence to improve the health of humans and the environment.
Our work connects us to nearby neighborhoods as well as communities throughout North Carolina. In addition to our long-term collaborations with the Town of Chapel Hill, we have worked extensively in communities ranging from the mountains of Jackson County in the west to the coastal waters of Pasquotank County in the east. We also collaborate with partners throughout the country on environmental issues with a national scope.
The Center for Public Engagement with Science is funded by: UNC Institute for the Environment, National Science Foundation, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the NC Departments of Health & Human Services, Natural & Cultural Resources and Environmental Quality, the NC Policy Collaboratory, Duke Energy Foundation, and Burroughs Wellcome Fund.