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Annual Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale

The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will hold its annual Fall Plant Sale from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 - 17, at the McMillan Greenhouse.

A wide selection of shrubs, perennials, wildflowers, ferns, cool weather annuals and native plants will be on sale. Proceeds support operations of the greenhouse and the gardens.

Botanical Gardens members and the campus community can attend a pre-sale from 12:00 - 3:00 PM, Thursday, Oct. 15.

Campus to Host Water Research Competition

UNC Charlotte has been selected to host the United States leg of a competition for one of the world’s most prestigious awards in water-related research. The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is presented to one high school student annually for research in water and sustainability issues. In an effort led by the Center for STEM Education, UNC Charlotte bested proposals from universities across the country to host the competition through 2018.

Each year, thousands of participants from more than 30 countries join competitions to vie for the chance to represent their nations at the international final held during World Water Week in Stockholm. The national and international competitions are open to individuals from age 15 to 20 who have conducted water-related projects of proven environmental, scientific, social or technological significance. The winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize receives a $15,000 award, a blue crystal prize sculpture, a diploma as well as the stay in Stockholm.

"The Center for STEM Education is excited to be part of this event and to assist the Water Environment Federation in planning for this prestigious competition," said David Pugalee, director of the UNC Charlotte Center for STEM Education. "Water is our most important natural resource, and the world faces significant challenges around access and availability of clean water."