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CRS Program Accepting Applications

The Charlotte Research Scholars (CRS) program, a summer experience for high-achieving students, is accepting applications for summer 2016.

This annual program, which began in 2012, is designed to provide participants with research experience and professional development in their fields of interest. CRS will provide funding to more than 50 UNC Charlotte rising seniors to participate in the 10-week program. Scholars receive one-on-one, faculty-guided research training and participate in weekly professional development sessions to better prepare them for graduate school and a future research career.

Rising seniors in all academic disciplines are eligible to apply; the deadline is Friday, Feb. 19. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and a demonstrated desire to do independent research. Scholars will receive a $4,000 fellowship for participation in the program.

Annual Valentine's Orchid Sale Scheduled

The University Botanical Gardens’ annual Valentine’s Orchid Sale will be 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11 - 13, at the McMillan Greenhouse. Orchid prices will range from $15 to $40 at the sale.

This yearly event is a popular one with the community, according to Paula Gross, assistant director of the Botanical Gardens.

"During the sale, we invite you to stroll through the McMillan Greenhouse to soak in the warmth and fragrance of our display collections, ask questions of the experts, then choose from a select variety of healthy blooming orchids well-suited to the home environment."