Graduate Students Serve North Carolina- Each year, The Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill presents Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards to graduate students whose research is of exceptional benefit to North Carolina. This year, we have 41 Impact Award recipients—the most since we began in 2006.
Despite great gains in total acres reforested, one particular criticism of China’s reforestation programs is that they have suffered due to a prioritization of the quantity rather than the quality of restored forests. Chris Hakkenberg secured a fellowship to investigate precisely this.
The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a "conservation garden." Our guiding mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.
Each year, the UNC Graduate School recognizes graduate student research that is improving the lives of people in North Carolina and beyond. This year, 22 graduate students are receiving the Impact Award, an honor generously funded by the Graduate School's Graduate Education Advancement Board. Our very own ecology student, Kyle Palquist, is one of the Recipients and will participate in a poster presentation and be recognized at the April 4 Graduate Student Recognition Celebration on the Carolina campus. The celebration is part of Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week (April 2-6).