Meet A Student


Megan Neligan

Megan Neligan
Class of 2016

Megan Neligan is a junior environmental studies major from Dallas, Texas. Megan has a strong interest in renewable energy and clean tech financing. She presented her student project on this topic to IE's Board of Visitors and this past summer interned at the national solar company Sungevity. Read more about Megan's time at UNC

Research Spotlight


Limei Ran
Will Vizuete, Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Will is an expert in atmospheric chemistry and the formation of air pollution. He is speaking to IE faculty & staff this month on the topic of "Improving the Air We Breathe". Read more about his research | Follow him on Twitter @williamvizuete

The Institute for the Environment (IE) catalyzes and advances interdisciplinary environmental research to solve local to global challenges, educates the next generation of leaders committed to the health and stewardship of our planet, and informs and engages the public to enable environmental problem solving.

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