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New Garden to Showcase Native Flora
A new garden in the works at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will blend southeastern native flora, sustainable practices and smart home landscape design in a 1/5-acre showplace that will add to the diversity of these public gardens.
The design for the Mellichamp Native Terrace Garden combines common home landscape features – wooden and stone terraces, low stone walls, gravel paths and a dry/storm water-fed streambed. The garden will showcase a variety of native plants that fill common landscape needs, such as for groundcovers, specimen plants, flower borders, privacy hedges and foundation plantings.
It also will feature a rain garden, native lawn and lawn substitutes and a mini-meadow planting. The vision for this garden is to inspire and inform visitors about the beauty, horticultural utility and sustainability of the southeastern flora.
CCI Student Wins National Cybersecurity Scholarship
Katareena Geller, a senior in the College of Computing and Informatics Department of Software and Information Systems, is one of 11 women to receive the national Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security.
Awarded by the Applied Computer Security Association (ACSA) and the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W, the $2,500 scholarship is funded by the Hewlett-Packard Company; winners also may receive internship opportunities through HP.
"The scholarship will help me greatly," said Geller, who is majoring in information technology. "Besides the monetary value, being one of the recipients is exciting in and of itself. They had many female applicants from all over the country, but I became one of only 11 to be chosen. I am very excited to have this opportunity."