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. Read more >>
UNC Charlotte researchers have examined over one million tweets sent during the protests of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte in September 2016. This research holds implications for understanding the role of cluster tweets and other public relations strategies in relation to online activism.
“The Keith Lamont Scott shooting and ensuing Charlotte protest was a thorny issue... Study Of Online Activism Data Wins A Top Prize Read more >>
Ari Whiteman, a student in the Geography and Urban Regional Analysis doctoral program and founder and director of the Urban Mosquito Project, is seeking volunteers in the Charlotte area who will allow the research team to place mosquito traps on their property. Full story here.
Photo credit: Lynn Roberson, CLAS Communications Director
Student-Led Mosquito Project Collaborates on Public Health Research Read more >>
Laurie Garo successfully defended her PhD dissertation "A Multilevel Analysis of Black Male Secondary School Student Discipline and Achievement in Relation to Violence Exposure". The degree is a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Urban Education, within the college of education. Laurie utilized GIS as one of her methods, to determine neighborhood level violence exposure. Dr.... Lecturer Laurie Garo successfully defends her PhD dissertation Read more >>
Congratulations to PhD Geography and Urban Regional Analysis students Danny Yonto and Tonya Farrow-Chestnut for receiving first and third place respectively in UNCC's recent Graduate Research Symposium - Public Health, Social Sciences, and Business oral presentation category.
Danny Yonto's presentation was titled - Magnitude and Complexion of Community Gentrification in Charlotte’s... Graduate Students Win At Research Symposium Read more >>
Wilson’s World: Checking out the “Green” Roof at Autobell on Park Road
Wilson found out that washing cars is not all that goes on at the Autobell on Park Road. He climbed up onto the top of the building to investigate their environmentally friendly green roof.
Autobell’s green roof is not only a pleasant view for the residents that live in the apartments around it, but it is also... Green Roof project at Park Road Autobell with Graduate Student Danielle Merritt Read more >>