The morning started off a bit rainy, but then the skies cleared and it became a beautiful day for fishing. Fishing UNC Charlotte mechanical engineering style that is, which meant student teams demonstrating their self-casting fishing pole mechanisms in the parking lot of Bass Pro Shops.
Photos and video are below.
Lee College of Engineering alumni, faculty, staff and their families and friends enjoyed a Charlotte Knights game in uptown Charlotte on April 29th. A photo gallery of second annual 49er Engineers at the Ballpark is here.
To meet the demand for more engineers in the growing profession of biotechnology, the Lee College of Engineering’s Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department has started a new undergraduate Concentration in Biomedical Engineering.
The concentration began in spring 2015. It will have its first graduate in May 2016.
Prior to the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals this weekend at the zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, the U.S. Army team brought its car to UNC Charlotte. Assistant Crew Chief Neal Strausbough gave a short talk and then answered students many question about the top fuel dragster in the Motorsports Research Building. Photos are here:
Dr. Bruce Gehrig, associate professor in the Engineering Technology and Construction Management Department, has won a Fulbright grant to teach civil engineering and do water resource management research at the Namibia University of Science and Technology in Namibia, Africa, in 2017.
The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association recognized eight individuals, including Dhiaa Jamil and Brett Tempest from the Lee College of Engineering, for outstanding contributions to their professions, their communities and to the university at a ceremony April 9th.
Having assembled a team of fellow UNC Charlotte engineering graduates and other industry experts, Ryan Kennedy founded the company Atom Power, which is making revolutionary advances by creating the world’s first solid-state power distribution system for buildings.
Needing multiple units of an expensive piece of equipment to complete his doctoral project, Mechanical Engineering student Sajad Kafashi decided to invent and build his own. Now, in addition to finishing his Ph.D., he is commercializing his invention, which he calls the Saji Waveform Generator.