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ENEC 698 – Big course with a little name

February 20, 2015

Each fall for more than a decade, undergraduates have relocated to the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) and UNC Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) to participate in the field sites in Morehead City and Wanchese, NC. Among the five classes … Continued

Day in the life: Undergraduate researcher

February 20, 2015

Sophomore Carrie Hamilton loves science. Which is a good thing, since she spends the majority of each day immersed in it. From early morning field work to regularly scheduled classes to late nights in the lab — Hamilton devotes most … Continued

Highlands Biological Station

February 20, 2015

Every fall students from Environment and Ecology spend a semester doing research and taking classes at the Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, NC.  These students enjoy the low student:faculty ratio, hands on research, a capstone project, and courses taught by … Continued

Student Summer Research in a Himalayan Forest, China

March 22, 2012

According to China’s State Forestry Administration, China increased its forest cover from 8.6% to 20.36% between 1949 and 2008. Driving this trend are reforestation programs like the Natural Forest Protection Program (NFPP), established in 1998 to control soil erosion after … Continued