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2015-2016 New Faculty and Chairs

November 24, 2015

The William States Lee College of Engineering is proud to announce the addition of two new department chairs and a number of new faculty and staff members to our college. As educators, researchers, technicians and administrators, these new people bring a wealth of experience from some of the best academic institutions and companies in the world.

UNC Charlotte Team Wins Energy Forecasting Prize

November 23, 2015

A team of engineering students from UNC Charlotte has won the Institute Prize from the IEEE Power and Energy Society 2014 Global Energy Forecasting Competition. More than 400 students and professionals from over 40 countries competed on load, price, wind and solar forecasting.

Online History of the Lee College of Engineering

November 19, 2015

Starting with the earliest days of Charlotte College, a new comprehensive history explores the growth and development of The William States Lee College of Engineering from 1946 through 2015. Based on archival records and more than 40 personal interviews, the history captures the overall history of the college in five chapters. The history of each of the college’s six academic departments are also explored individually, as are the histories of five research centers.

2015 Faculty Awards

November 16, 2015

The William States Lee College of Engineering presented its 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards and recognized length-of-service anniversaries, and reappointments and promotions at its faculty meeting on Nov. 12, 2015. The winners of the Excellence in Teaching awards were Engineering Technology and Construction Management faculty members Dr. Thomas Nicholas for undergraduate teaching and Dr. Don Chen for graduate teaching.

UNC Charlotte 49er Rocketry Club Team Places Third in Nation at NASA Competition

November 16, 2015

The UNC Charlotte 49er Rocketry Club team placed third overall in the nation at the NASA Student Launch Initiative MAXI-MAV (Mars Ascent Vehicle) competition held last April at Marshall Space Flight Center near Huntsville, Alabama.

Click here to view a video from the competition.

New Video Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Lee College of Engineering

November 11, 2015

For 50 years, The William States Lee College of Engineering has been dedicated to providing its students with high-quality, experiential, hands-on education. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, a new video presents the mission, events and personal experiences that have made the Lee College of Engineering at UNC Charlotte the top academic and research institution it is today. Click here to see the video.

Dr. El-Ghannam Named President of International Society for Ceramics in Medicine

November 9, 2015

The International Society for Ceramics in Medicine has elected Dr. Ahmed El-Ghannam of the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department as its 2016 president. The election was made at the society’s 27th Symposium and Annual Meeting, which was held Oct. 27-29 in Bali, Indonesia. Next year’s symposium will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, from Oct. 18-20.

An expert in the field of medical bioceramics research, Dr. El-Ghannam is also associate editor of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research.

50th Anniversary Celebrated at Heritage Reception

October 30, 2015

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The William States Lee College of Engineering held its second annual Heritage Reception on October 29th at UNC Charlotte Center City. A scholarship event for students and donors, the reception focused on student success and the generosity it inspires. The event was led by Paula Canter, a Mechanical Engineering alumna now working at Sikorsky Aircraft.

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