Dr. Chris Evans has been named the new director of the Center for Precision Metrology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, taking over for Dr. Bob Hocken who retired in June 2014.
One of the world’s most prominent researchers in the field of precision measurement, Dr. Evans joined The William States Lee College of Engineering at UNC Charlotte in 2011. Since that time his research focus has been in advanced metrology and precision diamond-turned optics surface techniques.
It took large-capacity trucks, a massive crane, heavy-lift rigging specialists, dismantled doors and cuts made into the walls, and the end result is UNC Charlotte now has one of the largest coordinate measuring machines in the world.
Almost 50 years in the making, the history of The William States Lee College of Engineering at UNC Charlotte is one rich in educating engineers and technologists who have gone forward to make significant contributions to their professions and communities. The impact of these contributions are the legacy of the college. To celebrate this legacy, the college held its Engineering Legacy Banquet on Nov. 4, 2014.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) has won the 2014 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for its successful decade-long efforts to improve student learning and outcomes as measured by the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
The William States Lee College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte proudly welcomes 11 new faculty members in 2014. As educators and researchers, these new hires bring credentials from some of the finest universities in the country and a wealth of professional experience from industry. With UNC Charlotte and Lee College of Engineering enrollments increasing steadily during the past 10 years, these new faculty members will be vital in educating the next-generation of engineers and technologists.
For students who are only 14 years old, making the decision to focus their studies on engineering in a five-year program takes a bit of courage, but 100 ninth graders in the Charlotte Engineering Early College (CEEC) program have taken the step and are now starting their high school careers on the UNC Charlotte campus.
A gift from Craig and Darla Albert has established a new merit-based scholarship program that is designed to develop future engineering leaders, and the first two winners of the Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program are now studying in The William States Lee College of Engineering.
The William States Lee College of Engineering has presented its 2014 Excellence in Teaching Awards to Dr. Tara Cavalline of Engineering Technology and Construction Management for undergraduate teaching, and Dr. Matt Whelan of Civil and Environmental Engineering for graduate teaching.