Walt Gurley

Co-coordinator, Visual World Investigate Lab

11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


  • B.S. in (Geology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2007
  • M.S. in Earth Sciences, North Carolina State University, 2011

Walt is a native of North Carolina with a background in Earth and environmental sciences. He has conducted research on topics ranging from analyzing relationships between climate and the growth patterns of limpets from Spain and Norway to mapping the impact of agricultural activities on stream water quality in the Cape Fear River Basin. Before joining the Visual World Investigate Lab, Walt managed a lab at NC State University where he was responsible for evaluating and processing real-time water quality data from the Neuse River. His experience in science provided him with the opportunity to work with various data analysis and data visualization computer programs, which became one of his primary interests. As co-coordinator of the Visual World Investigate Lab he utilizes these technologies to develop interactive and educational programs to enliven the scientist in all of us.