High School

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Energy LEAP                   High School Program

The Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program (Energy LEAP) is a FREE, week-long summer institute for high school students. During this program students will conduct hands-on and minds-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities to examine society’s current use of energy and the technological solutions that will support a low-carbon future. For more information, contact Grant Parkins at parkins@unc.edu.

Climate LEAP               High School Program

UNC’s Climate Leadership and Energy Awareness Program (Climate LEAP) engages rising 9th-12th grade students from Durham and Orange counties in interdisciplinary, hands-on and minds-on science and mathematics activities and in the development of science communication and leadership skills. For more information, contact Dana Haine at dhaine@unc.edu.


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IDEA Undergraduate Research Program

Increasing Diversity and Enhancing Academia (IDEA) provides paid geoscience research opportunities and graduate school preparation at UNC-Chapel Hill during both the summer and academic year to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill or North Carolina Central University. For more information, contact Megan Hughes at meganhughes@unc.edu.

Sustainable Triangle Field Site Internships

The Sustainable Triangle Field Site (STFS) is an urban field experience located on and near the UNC campus. Students accepted into the program are paired with a local organization for a full semester internship. For more information about internships offered through the STFS, contact Megan Rodgers at merodgers@unc.edu.

EcoStudio Internships

The EcoStudio engages with organizations on and off campus who are interested in working with undergraduate students. Students accepted into the program are paired with local organizations for semester long internship opportunities. For more information, contact Megan Rodgers at merodgers@unc.edu.


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UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility

The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility’s Community Engagement Core (CEC) develops and coordinates outreach activities designed to translate cutting-edge science from UNC into knowledge that can be used to improve public health across North Carolina and the United States.  The CEC supports a variety of research and outreach experiences for interested graduate students. For more information, contact Kathleen Gray at kgray@unc.edu.

UNC Superfund Research Program

The UNC Superfund Research Program (SRP) supports a variety of graduate students and trainees interested in intensive research aimed at reducing risks to human health from toxic chemicals found at abandoned hazardous waste sites. The Research Translation Core of the SRP specifically works to build the skills of SRP trainees as well as new scientists and engineers interested in interdisciplinary research, environmental health, and science communication. For more information, contact Kathleen Gray at kgray@unc.edu.