Kristin Smoot is a senior member of UHP and a Crown Scholar double majoring in Biological Sciences and Spanish. During the summer of 2017, Kristin spent 10 weeks participating in the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas-CURE Summer Undergraduate Program (CPRIT-CURE) at MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, one of the top cancer institutions in the country. The program is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in cancer research and provides students the opportunity to conduct lab-based cancer research under the mentorship of MD Anderson faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.
Kristin’s primary research focus at UNC Charlotte has been cancer research, thus MD Anderson’s research in basic, translational, and clinical research drew her to participate in the program. At UNC Charlotte her research with Dr. Didier Dreau has been...Read more
Carrie Nowell is a recent alumna of UHP with a degree in Management with a concentration in Organizational Management. Carrie not only finished up her senior year in May 2017, but she also wrapped up her term as the UNC Charlotte Student Body Vice President for the 2016-2017 term. Carrie first became involved with the Student Government Association (SGA) during her junior year when she was asked to serve as the Secretary for Academic Affairs in the cabinet of the previous Student Body President and Vice President. This position helped Carrie to realize how important the platform of student government could be in implementing the changes she wished to see at UNC Charlotte. So along with Presidential Candidate Fahn Darkor, they put together a coordinated campaign using social media and student outreach and won the election.
Many students forget about the role of SGA in their college experience, but as Carrie phrases...Read more
Tess Overton is a junior member of UHP and a Crown Scholar majoring in Biological Sciences and Chemistry. This spring Tess became one of three UNC Charlotte students ever to win a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is a federally endowed scholarship and is considered the most prestigious undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering. The Goldwater is an extremely competitive scholarship with only 240 total recipients chosen from more than a thousand applicants from colleges & universities across the nation.
Since her freshman year, Tess has been working in the research lab of Dr. Shan Yan in the Department of Biological Sciences where she studies DNA damage response and repair. Her work in the lab...Read more
Charley Fite, a senior meteorology major and member of UHP, has participated in some unique internship opportunities during the past summers. Charley spent the summer of 2016 in Raleigh as a Forecast Meteorologist Intern at the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) through the NC Government's 'State of North Carolina Internship Program. Building upon his experience during the summer of 2016, Charley spent the summer of 2017 in Southern California interning with the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP).
Charley’s day to day tasks at NCDAQ involved looking at meteorological models and data to analyze how weather influences air quality in NC. After gathering this information, Charley helped to write forecasts which informed the public of the air quality in their region, specifically the tropospheric ozone and particle pollution...Read more