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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."

CTI to Explore Latinos in the New South

The southeastern U.S. is now the nation’s fastest growing Latino region, with many historians calling this cultural shift the South’s biggest post-Civil Rights story. To better understand this powerful transformation, Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) joins Levine Museum of the New South in exploring the impacts of Latinos on the New South and of the New South on Latinos, in CTI’s Exploding Canons interdisciplinary speakers program.

The event is set for 5:15 – 9:00 PM, Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Levine Museum, 200 E. 7th St., Charlotte. Click here for more information and to register.

"Levine Museum is delighted to partner with Charlotte Teachers Institute to explore the growth and influence of Latinos in Charlotte and across the South," said Emily Zimmern, President, Levine Museum of the New South. "We deeply value CTI's engagement with teachers, professors, students, community members and business leaders around questions of identity and change among Latinos. What a great way to encourage our community to think differently about who we are."