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UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS PARTNER WITH GASTON COUNTY

   August 10, 2022

UNC Charlotte researchers and the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services have created the Gaston Water Map, a website with tools that map known groundwater quality in the county. The site also provides resources on best practices households can use to...

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Javon Jackson Named NC-LSAMP scholar

   June 30, 2022

Javon (Jay) Jackson, a Senior majoring in Geology, was recently selected as a participant for the North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for MinorityParticipation (NC-LSAMP) Undergraduate Research Program at UNC Charlotte for Summer 2022. Jay will be working with Dr. Gang Chen and his graduate student Evan Blomquist to analyze the effect of fine-scale urban spatial patterns on air...

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GES Faculty receives NSF grant to study the impact of COVID-19 on tropical crop cultivation

   June 23, 2022

Dr. Gang Chen (PI) and Dr. Colleen Hammelman (Co-PI) received a three-year $298,292 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the lasting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on landscape change in tropical crop cultivation.

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Stephen Lail named one of the 2022-23 Undergrad Scholars by NC Space Grant

   June 22, 2022

NC Space Grant is excited to announce the recipients of the 2022-23 Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Graduate Research Fellowships. Joining the NC Space Grant family from universities across the state, these students will be involved in research spanning different science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) studies relating to aerospace and aviation fields. These students...

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Schul Globe Dedicated

   June 7, 2022

For years Norm Schul, first chair of UNC Charlotte’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, has wanted to commission a visually appealing globe for the department that would bring distinction and serve as a teaching tool. Thanks to his and his wife Marianne's perseverance and generosity, the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences globe became a reality and was installed outside the...

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Powering Progress: Prescribing electric vehicles as a medicine for good health

   May 27, 2022

Dr. Michelle Zuñiga discusses the history and negative implications of the interstate system and Dr. Brian Magi talks about the impact of electric vehicles have on reducing emissions and easing the impacts of climate change.

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Two Graduate Students named Graduate School Fellowship Winners.

   May 16, 2022

The Geography and Earth Sciences department is delighted to announce that two of our Ph.D. in Geography students have recently been named major Graduate School Fellowship winners. Please join us in conveying hearty congratulations to Logan Twohey and Jennifer Bates.

Incoming doctoral student Logan Twohey is the 2022-2023 recipient of the ...

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Gentrification, Displacement, and Alternative Futures

   May 10, 2022

Dr. Michelle Zuñiga will be going to California at the end of the month for a book launch event at the University of California, Irvine! Congradulations Michelle!!!

Gentrification is one of the most debilitating—and least understood—issues in American cities today. Scholars and community activists adjoin in Gentrification, Displacement, and Alternative Futures to engage...

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2022 Peter Birkeland Award

   May 5, 2022

MS Earth Sciences Student Nora Vaughan was awarded the 2022 Peter Birkeland Award in Soil Geomorphology by the Geological Society of America Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division. This award recognizes Nora's research  "Factors controlling Holocene Piedmont Hillslope Processes"...

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Undergraduate Wins the Science, Technology, Engineering Poster Presentation Award

   April 27, 2022

Congratulations to Jasen Greco, double major in Meteorology and Earth and Environmental Sciences, for his success at the UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference. Jasen won the Science, Technology, Engineering Poster Presentation Award for his study entitled "Comparing High-Shear, Low-CAPE Supercell Weather Events in the Southeastern United States vs. The Great Plains." This work was...

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