The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is comprised of physical, natural and social scientists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Our mission is to create, extend and disseminate applied and theoretical scientific knowledge of the Earth’s physical, natural and human systems and their interactions through scholarly research, teaching and service. This is accomplished through the lens of five interdisciplinary themes:
While each of these thematic areas represents distinct faculty expertise, there are considerable opportunities for multidisciplinary learning and research.
The Department houses programs leading to undergraduate, undergraduate honors, and graduate degrees in the following areas: Geography, Earth Sciences, Geology and Meteorology. Additionally the department contributes to two interdisciplinary graduate programs; Infrastructure and Environmental Systems and Public Policy.
The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences has a strong contingency of graduate students and faculty presenting at this year's Association of American Geographers (AAG) Conference, April 8-12 in Tampa, Florida. Students and faculty will present on a variety of topics, from Latino healthcare service provision, to the economic impact of high-speed rail in China, to advances in the field of CyberGIS. Those representing the department at this year's conference, which attracts geographers from around the world and will feature more than 4500 presentations, will highlight the depa
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Danny Yonto won first prize for my poster presentation at the UNC Charlotte Graduate Research Symposium. His poster, entered in the Social Science category, was titled "Student travel behavior: can preferences increase light rail ridership?"
Read more>>Danny Yonto wins first prize for my poster at the UNC Charlotte Graduate Research Symposium
We are very pleased to announce that our own Xingjian Liu has been selected by the Honors Committee of Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group (RDPSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) as the recipient of 2014 Emerging Scholar award. Xingjian has received this honor due to his impressive prolific and high quality research record. The specialty groups website lists the following description: the “RDPSG Emerging Scholar Award: for early-to-mid career scholars who show potential for distinguished scholarship in development, planning and/or policy issu
Read more>>Xingjian Liu selected as the recipient of 2014 Emerging Scholar award
In an email to the TGSG members... I am pleased to announce our award winners for 2014. Like last year we had a number of high- quality nominations/applications and they were difficult to distinguish. The Transportation Geography Specialty Group (TGSG) board members carefully evaluated each nomination and the following individuals are awarded in the upcoming AAG conference in Tampa, Florida:
Read more>>Coline Dony wins Best Master's Thesis award from TGSG of the AAG
Geography and Urban Regional Analysis PhD student Melissa Currie has been selected to present her research on Transit-Oriented Development at the forthcoming NC State Urban Design conference: Density in Place - Design Works - http://design.ncsu.edu/urban/about/. Also see recent article Melissa wrote about her research for PlanCharlotte - http://plancharlotte.org/story/tod-transit-blue-line-charlotte-southend. Kudos Melissa!
Read more>>Geography and Urban Regional Analysis PhD student Melissa Currie selected to present research
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