As competition for talent heats up worldwide, UNC Charlotte researcher Qingfang Wang has identified critical factors that appear to give some communities a competitive edge.
Wang’s research considers highly skilled immigrants and immigrant entrepreneurs – what attracts them, what fosters their growth and what deters them from fully using their skills and knowledge.
"Obviously, highly skilled people are the major force in this new knowledge economy," said Wang, associate professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences. “At the national and global level, I think this is really important to look into this issue in the context of this global competition.”
The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will offer "Bugs Beware! Carnivorous Plants of the Carolinas" on Saturday, July 19.
Designed for children age 7 to 12, the workshop will focus on the what, why, where and how of carnivorous plants in the Carolinas. Prospective attendees can register for two options – a 90-minute session that includes a Venus fly-trap or the two-hour session that features hands-on construction of a 12-inch bog dish garden with Venus fly-trap, pitcher plant, sundew and bog moss.
Sessions begin at 9:30 AM and cost $15 and $35, respectively. To register, email Paula Gross with participant(s) names and workshop option; cash/checks accepted on the morning of the workshop.