The fastest-growing jobs in North Carolina now require more education. A new report from Carolina Demography and the John M. Belk Endowment examines North Carolina students’ education outcomes at public, in-state schools and indicates gaps where interventions are needed to meet the state’s increasing need for a highly trained workforce.
Mike Piehler Takes the Helm of UNC Institute for the Environment Amid Renewed Environmental Landscape at Carolina
As the new director of the UNC Institute for the Environment, Mike Piehler will draw on his lifetime of experiences as an observer, researcher, teacher, and convener to lead an environmental convergence at Carolina to new heights.
The One Doing the Talking
Across the nation, data indicate that meaningful conversations between teachers and students from kindergarten to third grade are limited to an average of 28 total minutes per day — something that prevents children from developing their ability to communicate in important ways. The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute’s FirstSchool initiative strives to change that.
The Evolution of a Research Center
More than 225 students and scientists have received educational training and advanced their research at the Galapágos Science Center — a collaborative partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
At the end of his 40-year career at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Dive Safety Officer Glenn Safrit reflects on the most important lessons he learned — and taught — in the ocean.
UNC’s Largest-Ever Research Award Reaches $232 Million
MEASURE Evaluation is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) led by UNC’s Carolina Population Center (CPC). Three years ago, the project was awarded one of UNC’s largest awards ever—$179 million for MEASURE Evaluation to work with developing countries to strengthen their public health information systems. Because of the project’s strong reputation for excellent work, the demand for its service has steadily increased. USAID just added another $52 million to the project’s funding ceiling.
UNC College of Arts & Sciences senior Nathalie Eegholm uses an ecological model designed to understand how dissolved oxygen varies seasonally and yearly to predict short-term oxygen conditions within the Neuse River Estuary of North Carolina.
Co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the sixth annual UNC Clean Tech Summit brought together entrepreneurs, students, government leaders, and researchers to discuss the global clean technology economy.
The fastest jobs in N.C. now require more education. A new report from Carolina Demography and the John M. Belk Endowment will help guide the path forward to improve education attainment to fill the need for a highly trained workforce.
For the past month, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Rich Luettich worked with an investigative team from The Washington Post to help inform the “flood” section of this story, which also shares information on forests, fires, and fisheries.
Due to warming waters, scallops have struggled to exist in North Carolina’s bays and estuaries. But thanks to a new research study at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, scallops may have a new lease on life.