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Dr. Kirill Afonin Finalist for CLAS Award for Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research

   July 19, 2019

Dr. Kirill Afonin was a finalist for the Integration of Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award. Chemistry Department Chair Bernadette Donovan-Merkert describes Afonin as one of UNC Charlotte’s top researchers. “He is also an effective mentor for students in his research group, and he has developed an innovative course that truly engages students in research and the generation of new...

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Dr. Michael Walter and Meesha Kaushal Create High School STEM Education Kit

   July 19, 2019

Dr. Michael Walter and recent Nanoscale Science PhD student Meesha Kaushal completed the Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps program at UNC Charlotte, participating in over six weeks of entrepreneurial seminars and programming.

After determining the kits could be commercially viable, they successfully competed for a national I-Corps Team Award. A $50,000 grant has provided financial...

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Margaret Kocherga Featured in CLAS Magazine

   July 19, 2019

Nanoscale Science PhD student Margaret Kocherga was recently featured in CLAS magazine Exchange. The article highlights some of Margaret's achievements including receiving the award for best oral presentation by a student at the 50th North American Silicon Symposium, completing UNC Charlotte's Ventureprise Launch NSF I-Corps program, and earning the Younger Chemists Committee...

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Science Building

   May 31, 2019

UNC Charlotte broke ground for a new science building that will reshape the way sciences are taught at UNC Charlotte. Set to be opened in 2021, the 130,000 square foot bulding will host both classrooms and laboratories. The building has been designed for interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

“This one-stop-shop for our chemistry, biology and physics programs is an indisputable...

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Margaret Kocherga Receives Best Student Oral Presentation at 50th North American Silicon Symposium

   May 22, 2019

Margaret Kocherga, a 3rd year graduate student in the Nanoscale Science Ph.D. program, received the award for best oral presentation by a student at the 50th North American Silicon Symposium in Columbia, SC on May 15th, 2019.  The North American Silicon Symposium brings together individuals from industry and academia to celebrate innovation in silicon chemistry. Margaret presented...

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Priya Vadarevu wins Thomas L. Reynolds Graduate Research Award

   May 20, 2019

Priya Vadarevu wins Thomas L. Reynolds Graduate Research Award. This Reynolds Fellowship assists with the costs that are overlooked in other funding sources and to help students stay focused on their research goals. More information about the award can be found here.

Priya...

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Justin Halman and Morgan Chandler win Poster Competition at CBES 2019

   May 10, 2019

Justin Halman was the 1st place overall category winner with his poster "Structure and Composition Determine Immunorecognition of Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles" at the Charlotte Biomedical Engineering and Science (CBES) 11th Annual Graduate Student Poster Competition. Morgan Chandler with her poster "Molecular Engineering & Design Focus Area" was a CBES associated winner.

Both...

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Beth Scarbrough Receives NSF GRFP Honorable Mention

   May 2, 2019

Beth Scarbrough received an Honorable Mention in the 2019 National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). This prestigious, highly competitive program supports exceptional graduate students pursing research in STEM. Beth is a second year PhD student at UNC-Charlotte and focuses on life at the nanoscale. Her graduate studies...

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3rd Annual Colors of Chemistry Workshop a Success

   April 13, 2019

UNC Charlotte held the annual Colors of Chemistry day-long program where children from a variety of schools were able to participate in hands-on activities, including colorful slime, colorful lather printing, and the M&M color wheel. A demonstration show and t-shirt tie dying ended the exciting day.

Thank you to Morgan Chandler, Margaret Kocherga,...

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Margaret Kocherga and Morgan Chandler Win 1st and 2nd at 19th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

   March 18, 2019

Congratulations to Nanoscale Science students Margaret Kocherga and Morgan Chandler for winning 1st and 2nd at the 19th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. To see all the award winners, click here.

Margaret Kocherga's oral presentation on "New Materials for Organic Electronics" won 1st place in the Liberal Arts & Sciences...

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