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Alex O’Neill, MEM-MF’19, uses geospatial tools to support land management at EPA

By: Emily Siegel Alex O’Neill, MEM-MF’19, a Nicholas Scholar and all-around go-getter, has quickly excelled in his career since graduating from the Nicholas School. As a program manager with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Geospatial Program, Alex has combined the technical coursework of graduate school with the wide range […]

Chan Smith, BA’72, MEM’75, gives back to school that helped shape his future

Chandler (Chan) Smith’s journey from an environmentally conscious undergrad at Duke to a pioneer in environmental management is a testament to his passion for the field and his commitment to giving back to the community that helped shape his future. Chan graduated with a BA in 1972, just before embarking […]


Developing the Nicholas School Talent Pipeline

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 […]

Progress Report Shows Successes of Environmental Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

The latest progress report for our Environmental Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program shows the gains that we’ve made in the past year, such as providing summer grants for students studying sustainability solutions and renewable energy, participating in research to develop a commercial path for a cottonseed that does not contain the […]