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ReCONNECT Rural and Urban

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Sep 30, 2021

STEM SENC (Reconnect Rural and Urban)

STEM SENC is a partnership that supports science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, driven by the conviction that “all learners, regardless of ability, sex/gender, race, culture, economic status, or geographic location” deserve access to high-quality STEM educations, because these educations serve as pathways to economic success, societal betterment, and critical understanding of our changing world. 

Sep 29, 2021

Director’s Log | September 2021

5-4-3-2-1…Ignition! IEI prides itself on facing forward, looking around the corner to see what big challenges and opportunities are coming to North Carolina, then asking you what we can do… 

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Aug 10, 2021

Project 40 (Reconnect Rural and Urban)

How might a city and its region plan around sustainable food systems to address the critical issues of climate change, racial equity, and shared urban-rural prosperity? 

Jun 18, 2021

Growing Outdoor Partnerships (Reconnect Rural & Urban)

Growing Outdoor Partnerships (led by Mountain Bizworks) is a wildly diverse coalition that seeks to develop outdoor industries that draw on the assets of the region while cultivating the character… 

Dec 18, 2019

IEI Takeaways: Population Trends in NC – Half the Story

Here at the Institute for Emerging Issues, we find ourselves engaged in a number of conversations surrounding key issues in our state. We read, research and discuss a myriad of… 

Jan 28, 2019

Meet our ReCONNECT Rural and Urban Faculty Member Dr. Renkow

Mitch Renkow is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University.   He has been on the faculty at NC State since…