Recent News

  June 14, 2017

The UNC Charlotte community is pleased to welcome Fatma Mili, Ph.D,  as Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics beginning August 1, 2017.  Dr. Mili joins UNC Charlotte from Purdue University where she is the Founder and Director of the TransSTEM (Center for Trans-institutional Capacity Building and Educational Equity in STEM) at the Purdue Discovery Park, and Professor of Computer and Information Technology.

 As Provost Joan Lorden stated, “We live in a digital world.  UNC Charlotte has sought a collaborative leader who can help us envision and address the present and...

  May 11, 2017

Animation Career Review has released its 2017 rankings of the top 10 game design schools in the South. It defines the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.   To see the rankings go to http://www.animationcareerreview.com/articles/top-10-game-design-schools-and-colleges-south-%E2%80%93-2017

  May 11, 2017

With graduation season upon us, a flood of young talent is preparing to enter the job market. And careers in tech remain a lucrative option for these new graduates: Of the 15 highest paying entry-level jobs, eight are in the tech industry, according to a new report from LinkedIn.  To see the entire article go to 

  May 11, 2017

Animation Career Review has released its 2017 rankings in the US. CCI is ranked #16.  To review the entire list go to http://www.animationcareerreview.com/articles/top-25-public-game-design-schools-and-colleges-%E2%80%93-2017?page=0,1

  April 26, 2017

North Carolina has put out the welcome mat for cyber security engineers, with medium salaries topping $110,000.  To see the entire article and list of cities go to http://www.networkworld.com/article/3190893/careers/the-20-highest-paying-markets-for-cyber-security-engineers.html#slide8.

  April 20, 2017

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s visit to UNC Charlotte on Wednesday, April 19, provided a hands-on opportunity for the state’s chief executive to experience the power of Big Data.

University leaders discussed how UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative is a collaborative, multidisciplinary effort with transformational implications for the economic growth of the greater Charlotte region and the entire state. With data sets increasing in size, scope and number, there is almost unlimited potential, especially when it comes to industry applications.

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  April 7, 2017

North Carolina has the brain power, the educational system, and the technology business sector that can propel it to the top in the emerging data economy, says a report published recently by the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation, part of the NC Department of Commerce. However, those assets must be nurtured through a focus on data education and literacy, support for data-focused startups, and a coordinated...

  April 3, 2017

The tech industry continues to expand, with US employment in the field growing by about 3% in 2016, according to a report from CompTIA.  To read the entire story go to http://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-us-tech-jobs-hit-nearly-7-million-workers-up-3-from-year-before/?ftag=TREe01923b&bhid=22647384282334181098559263044512.

  March 24, 2017

Charlotte, N.C., is more often associated with banks than bots. Yet from 2006 to 2016, tech businesses in the Queen City expanded their job count by 62%, with 18% growth from 2014-16, the fastest clip in the nation. 

To read the entire articial go to http://www.newgeography.com/content/005564-high-tech-and-stem-rankings-2017