Meet A Student


Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is a senior from Maryland

Jack spent part of his junior year at the Outer Banks Field Site, which included an internship with the National Park Service at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Read about Jack's experience here. Read more about the OBX Field Site

Research Spotlight


Tamlin Pavelsky
Tamlin Pavelsky, Assistant Professor in UNC's Geological Sciences Department

Tamlin’s research focuses on estimating the world’s freshwater supply, which includes working closely with NASA on a satellite mission that will conduct a global survey of the world’s water resources. Read more about his work in this profile by the UNC College of Arts and Sciences.

Tamlin's research will be the focus of a professional development workshop, "Seeing Water from Space," for high school teachers from across North Carolina. Read more about that workshop.

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