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U.S. News ranks Charlotte among top graduate schools in 2024 list
University has earned 19 top 100 graduate program rankings.
   April 9, 2024

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Navigating the Maze of a Master’s Degree
Jessica Cochran on what she wishes she knew as a first-year M.S. student.
   April 8, 2024

Embarking on the journey of a Master's program is similar to entering a labyrinth — exciting yet daunting, filled with twists and turns. Reflecting on my own...

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From Dream to Reality: My Journey from Third Grade Aspiration to Doctoral Pursuit
Kaitlin Klotz shares the power of perseverance on the road to a Ph.D.
   April 3, 2024

It was December of 2002 and I was in the third grade. I opened my school-provided planner and noticed that the word of the week was “doctorate.” It was defined as someone who had reached the highest level of knowledge about a chosen...

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Inaugural Million Dollar Research Circle Celebrates Research Success
   April 2, 2024

Researchers from across UNC Charlotte who lead initiatives with $1 million or more in active external funding were recognized during a reception on Wednesday, March 27.

The inaugural Million Dollar Research Circle honored 65 principal investigators. They represent 70% of the University’s current...

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Meet Alaina Names-Mattefs
   March 27, 2024

Alaina Names-Mattefs is director of graduate programs for the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences and the College of Science. Learn about her role, advice when considering graduate school and how her two children inspire her. 

How long have you been at UNC Charlotte?

I began at UNC Charlotte teaching Introduction to Sociology in the fall of...

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Making Connections in Graduate School
Sohana Zaman shares advice on the importance of making connections in graduate school.
   March 26, 2024

As an economics student at UNC Charlotte, I embarked on a transformative journey that not only enriched my academic experience but also fostered meaningful connections with peers, professors and professionals. Charlotte's commitment to...

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Tips on How to Connect with Potential Graduate Advisors
Pranamita Chakraborti Provides Various Ways to Identify Prospective Graduate Advisors
   March 8, 2024

Connecting with a potential advisor properly is of utmost importance when it comes to attending graduate school. An advisor has a heavy impact on one’s career, both during and after their graduate studies. There are several things to...

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CCI Cori Faklaris with students on laptops

Women in Technology
Breaking Barriers: UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing & Informatics Champions Women in Technology
   March 8, 2024

When she started college, Simone Tezzo thought her future included a career in nursing. However, she soon found her passions lay within technology. As she refocused her goals, she had a plethora of educational options from which to choose. It was UNC Charlotte’s ...

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Morse’s Code on Metrology
Unraveling the Essential Science Behind Manufacturing
   March 6, 2024

Manufacturing stands as a cornerstone of the American economy, relying on a multitude of sciences for its foundation and competitiveness. Metrology is among these disciplines. This fundamental yet often overlooked science underpins the entire manufacturing design and production process.

Ed Morse, director of UNC Charlotte’...

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Splitting Hairs: The Enormous Impact of Micro Measurement
How UNC Charlotte leads the field of metrology, the science of measurement
   March 5, 2024

Look at one strand of your hair. Just one. Now, imagine the safety of your next airplane ride, the fuel efficiency of your car or the reliability of your cell phone were all dependent on something as small as 1/100th of the width of that strand of hair. 

They are.

This tiny unit, the micron, and...

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