Developing the Nicholas School talent pipeline throughout the Nicholas School is core to our mission. We believe lasting environmental change depends on embracing and encouraging the rich diversity of talent, perspectives, and experiences brought to our field by faculty, staff, students, and alumni from all backgrounds. Here are 3 examples of how the Nicholas School has recently expanded its engagement.
210 GIRLS TAKE PART IN HANDS-ON STEM ACTIVITIES AT GEST EVENT
Providing opportunities for school students to get involved with science is one way to help develop an interest from an early age and develop our next generation of environmental leaders. Last month, the fourth-annual Girls Exploring Science & Technology (GEST) event brought 210 girls and 70 volunteers together at Duke Marine Lab on Saturday, April 13. This year marked the largest event yet. Volunteers from Duke, UNC, N.C. State, Girl Scouts, NOAA, N.C. Aquariums, and the N.C. Coastal Federation led hands-on STEM activities that involved programming robots, anesthetizing fish, dissecting squid, and more.
RAMOS BONILLA FEATURED IN FIRST SPANISH ALUMNI PROFILE VIDEO
As the Nicholas School looks at ways to expand recruitment globally, Juan Pablo Ramos Bonilla MEM’00, an associate professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, was interviewed about his experience as a student in the MEM program. He discussed what life as an international student was like and his work studying the environmental dangers posed by asbestos in Colombia.
HARLEM LACROSSE STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Not all exposure to science has to be immersive to make a lasting impression. Last month, a group of 25 middle school students with the Harlem Lacrosse Program visited Grainger Hall to learn about environmental science and research with Nicki Cagle. This visit is part of a larger program where these students focus on campus tours and interaction with faculty and leadership at several schools and institutes, as well direct interaction with the men’s and women’s lacrosse coaches and student athletes.