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Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

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CEES funding opportunities available for spring 2017

CEES funding opportunities available for spring 2017

The Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability provides funding opportunities for research, scholarship, and working groups related to energy, environment and sustainability as broadly defined. CEES mini grants seek to provide new opportunities for research and scholarly activities at Wake Forest. Though the center was formed with core groups in Renewable Energy Research, Biodiversity and…

Many tree species in eastern US may be unable to adapt to changing climate, study finds

Many tree species in eastern US may be unable to adapt to changing climate, study finds

by Justin Catanoso Climate change is expected to alter the distribution of the most iconic trees in the eastern US because of environmental challenges related to growth, mortality, reproduction, and disease. A Woods Hole Research Center study of 40 tree species finds balsam fir, quaking aspen, black cherry, yellow birch, red maple, sugar maple, and…

CEES partners with Pilot Mountain State Park officials for prescribed burn

CEES partners with Pilot Mountain State Park officials for prescribed burn

On Wednesday, February 1, the Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) and the Biology Department aided Pilot Mountain State Park (PMSP) officials in a 130-acre prescribed burn as a part of an ongoing partnership to support protected areas. Prescribed burns use low-intensity fire to achieve forest-management objectives in ecosystems that evolved with…

WFU names former EPA official to lead graduate programs in sustainability

WFU names former EPA official to lead graduate programs in sustainability

Wake Forest University has appointed alumnus and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official Stan Meiburg (’75) as director of graduate programs in sustainability. Meiburg served as Acting Deputy Administrator for the EPA from 2014 to 2017, capping a 39-year career with the agency. He is known for leading efforts to protect the nation’s air and…

A look back by the Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Daniel Fogel

A look back by the Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Daniel Fogel

  I am very proud of what my colleagues have accomplished over the last few years in establishing the Sustainability Graduate Program at Wake Forest University. Throughout the years, we have stayed true to our mission of educating the next generation of leaders in sustainability and enhancing their opportunities to work where they can be…

Engagement

The Center for the Energy, Environment & Sustainability engages with partners across disciplines and industries to further progress in the fields of energy and environment.

Affiliates
Interdisciplinary thinking is vital as we adapt to a changing world and CEES continues to both formally and informally encourage cross-pollination among its affiliates. Browse our list of current CEES affiliates here. CEES affiliates gain access to information on funding, events, CEES developments, and, most importantly, each other. Contact us if you would like more information on becoming a CEES affiliate.

Sustainability Clinic
In addition to working on a global scale, CEES also collaborates with the Winston-Salem community. Browse our past events to learn more about CEES’s community partnerships and read more about our community-based research in biofuels.

CEES members and their students have skill sets applicable to real-world problems. The Sustainability Clinic acts as a bridge between our considerable human capital and those in the local, regional, and international communities who would benefit from our expertise.

Students
Students are an integral part of our work at CEES.  Read more about research opportunities here.

Upcoming Events

Sun 26

Sacred Waters: An Interfaith Celebration

March 26 * 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed 29

Biology EcoLunch: Baker Perry

March 29 * 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wed 29

Environmental Futures: Pathways to Impact

March 29 * 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 31

Sustainability Graduate Program Happy Hour

March 31 * 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • CEES funding opportunities available for spring 2017

    The Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability provides funding opportunities for research, scholarship, and working groups related to energy, environment and sustainability as broadly defined. CEES mini grants seek to provide new opportunities for research and scholarly activities at Wake Forest. Though the center was formed with core groups in…

  • Many tree species in eastern US may be unable to adapt to changing climate, study finds

    by Justin Catanoso Climate change is expected to alter the distribution of the most iconic trees in the eastern US because of environmental challenges related to growth, mortality, reproduction, and disease. A Woods Hole Research Center study of 40 tree species finds balsam fir, quaking aspen, black cherry, yellow birch,…

  • CEES partners with Pilot Mountain State Park officials for prescribed burn

    On Wednesday, February 1, the Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) and the Biology Department aided Pilot Mountain State Park (PMSP) officials in a 130-acre prescribed burn as a part of an ongoing partnership to support protected areas. Prescribed burns use low-intensity fire to achieve forest-management objectives…