The GES office now has limited in-person staffing. Please call or email before stopping by. We are available at: ges@uncc.edu, or call the main number, 704.687.5973. The office phone is being monitored, along with email, so the staff can answer questions and take care of regular business.

If you are reaching out by phone, for most faculty you’ll now use the main office phone 704.687.5973 rather than the individual’s phone number. Exceptions include staff, Chair, Associate Chair

As we monitor novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff and ensuring that all students can fulfill their academic requirements as planned. LEARN MORE.

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 >>

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Department Welcomes New Faculty Members

   June 21, 2021

We have some exciting news to announce. The GES department would like to welcome Dr. Hoover, Dr. Idziorek and Dr. Zuniga to the university starting this fall. 

Dr. Fushcia-Ann Hoover is an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in environmental justice,  urban planning and green infrastructure. Her questions engage the social processes that drive...

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Ahad, Turner Receive Top Graduate Fellowships

   May 19, 2021

Dewan Mohammed Abdul Ahad, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, and Dylan Turner, Ph.D. Geography, each have been awarded the Wayland H. Cato Jr. First-Year Doctoral Fellowship which provides $18,500 plus tuition and insurance beginning in the fall. Recipients of the Cato Award, one of 13 Graduate School donor funded fellowships, also receive tuition and health insurance benefits offered...

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Meteorology students and faculty celebrate Spring 2021

   May 5, 2021

On Sunday May 2nd, the STORM club sponsored an end of semester event for meteorology students and faculty to celebrate another great semester, to honor the graduating seniors, and to give out annual awards.  The event took place at the Alumni Pavilion on campus and of course had great weather!

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PhD in Geography Students Recently Honored with Fellowships, Awards and more!

   April 26, 2021

Recently a few of our PhD students received various awards. Please congratulate them.

Congratulations to Providence Adu on his receipt of a ...

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Ph.D. candidate working with the Hidden Valley neighborhood to establish a tutoring program

   April 26, 2021

GES Ph.D. candidate Barbara Pinson Lash is working with the Hidden Valley neighborhood to establish a tutoring program for young students. The Hidden Valley Family of Tutors program was spearheaded by PhD Candidate Barbara Pinson Lash with UNCC’s Charlotte Action Research Project (CHARP), along with Hidden Valley Residents and...

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Claire Patrick Awarded NCAUG Undergraduate Scholarship

   April 23, 2021

Undergraduate student Claire Patrick was awarded North Carolina Arc Users Group Undergraduate Scholarship. Congradulations Claire. 

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Mars Landing and Exploration: Why We Should Care.

   April 20, 2021

The College of Computing and Informatics is sponsoring a virtual interdisciplinary panel discussion, called "Mars Landing and Exploration: Why We Should Care."Our Dr. Eppes is a panelist. Friday, April 23, 12:30-1:30. Click here to attend.

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GES Students Win Awards at AAG

   April 14, 2021

Three Geography Ph.D. students won national awards last week at the annual AAG confrence. Sara Toranbene received a fellowship from the Urban Geography Specialty Group for her research: A collection of economic possibilities: Latinx Diverse Economies in Boston and Charlotte. Elina Shepard was runner-up for the AAG-Kauffman Award for Best Student...

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NSF Awards Set A High Bar For Research Excellence - Colleen Hammelman

   March 22, 2021

From Inside UNC Charlotte: "Every great city has a great research university." Most of my colleagues have heard me say this a time or two. This certainly is true of the Charlotte region — and UNC Charlotte. Driving this home are the members of our faculty recognized recently for their promise with Faculty Early...

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PhD candidate, Behnam Nikparvar, Wins First Place in the 2021 Graduate Research Symposium

   March 17, 2021

Behnam Nikparvar, won first place in the 2021 Graduate Research Symposium with a paper titled "Remotely Sensed Large Population Displacement and Return". The Authors are: Behnam Nikparvar, Jean-Claude Thill, James Walsh

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