Undergraduate Student Profiles

Oct 2, 2017

Student Spotlight: Edward Landi

Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology major Edward Landi is a volunteer bird bander with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

Sep 27, 2017

Student Spotlight: Claire Walczyk

Environmental Sciences and Business Administration double major Claire Walczyk spent a semester studying abroad in Spain.

Sep 20, 2017

Student Spotlight: Maureen Goretti

Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology major Maureen Goretti spent a week in Costa Rica helping treat animal patients in a pop-up clinic through Vida Volunteer.

Sep 19, 2017

Ensley Named Second CONNECT Scholar

Congratulations Christian Ensley, a soon-to-be Forest Management major! He is the second recipient of The Dale Earnhardt Foundation’s CONNECT scholarship.  This scholarship covers the cost of a student’s summer in the CONNECT program. Thank you to the Dale Earnhardt Foundation for supporting this […]

Jul 21, 2017

Brendan Joyce (ETM): Keeping the Lights on at Duke Energy

“Do you like coffee?”  That was the first thing I was asked upon entering the lab. “You’ll need it!” As first impressions go, this wasn’t the best. I was already terrified that I would be working tirelessly, wasting away in a […]

Jul 6, 2017

Benjamin Payne (ETM): The Fumes of Success at the Environmental Health and Safety Department

It’s just a normal Friday and I bike from my residence hall to the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) department. The EHS consists of many divisions, ranging from radiation safety, biosafety, stormwater, to lab safety, and manages the thousands of labs on […]

Jun 26, 2017

Alex Darr (ETM): Civil Engineering to Environmental Consulting

Five years ago, I would never have believed I would be working at an engineering consulting firm. Not only is this a surprise to me, but also to the contractors and clients who had a 19-year-old showing up to meetings […]

Jun 12, 2017

Jenna Hanks (NR) Goes to Washington

The morning of May 8, 2016 I remember having to pinch myself constantly as I was walking through the secret tunnels that ran beneath the various Congressional buildings. I was on my way to a conference room located in the […]

May 29, 2017

Emery Kiefer (NR): The Climate Reality Project

It’s very possible that my favorite party trick is to open up about how Al Gore was my boss for the summer. It prompts a rather large range of reactions and it’s quite amusing for my pleasure. The truth is, […]

May 15, 2017

Harrison Cole (ETM): Tracking Down Solar Power Prospects with GIS

With North Carolina being the third highest state in solar energy installed capacity, many startup companies have formed to take advantage of this opportunity. The company that I am interning for is called Holocene Clean Energy, LLC. They were founded in […]