In addition to research, teaching and outreach are the heart and soul of the Nicholas School, and our first 30 years have been marked by some truly inspiring examples.

While we can’t cite them all, here are 12 standouts—from a professor who’s been a mentor to thousands of students during her career, to community outreach that’s helping indigenous communities in Mexico enter the global carbon market, and industry outreach that aims to help U.S. electricity producers optimize their production of clean, renewables-based energy.

These examples, which were selected with input from our faculty, are only the tip of the iceberg, but they’ll give you a pretty good idea of the type of innovative and impactful teaching and outreach we do here.