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New Concentration in Biomedical Engineering

Date Published: April 27, 2016

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.


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Army Drag Team Visits UNC Charlotte Motorsports

Date Published: April 21, 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:


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Dr. Gehrig Wins Fulbright Grant

Date Published: April 19, 2016

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.


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Alumni Awards Recognize Two from Engineering

Date Published: April 13, 2016

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.


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IEEE offering scholarships for power engineering students

Date Published: April 4, 2016
The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiaitve rewards top electrical engineering students in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada to encourage them to pursue a career in power & energy. If you're an undergraduate student in electrical engineering or considering it, you may be eligible for scholarship money and real-world experience in one of the most rewarding and future-facing careers for young graduates. The goal of the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative is to encourage undergraduate students to pursue careers in power and energy engineering. Learn more here.
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Alum Forms New Company to Develop Revolutionary Solid-State Power Distribution Systems

Date Published: March 24, 2016

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.


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New EPIC Video

Date Published: March 21, 2016

A new video explores EPIC's academic and research mission, and its relationship with energy engineering partners in the Charlotte region. Click here to view the video.


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EPIC's Rudy Shankar discusses Cheap, Clean, Reliable Electrcitiy

Date Published: March 16, 2016
Advancements in almost every area of power generation are changing how we do things, from removing harmful pollutants from emissions streams to providing new ways of helping end users have choice in how they use electricity in their homes. However, in addition to these evolutionary technological changes, which enhance the traditional utility business, there are other, revolutionary technological changes that could fundamentally impact the very foundations of that business model itself, by giving consumers the choice to bypass the grid and their local utility itself.
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Student Invents and Markets Equipment Solution

Date Published: March 14, 2016

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.


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EPIC Names TE-Rex Exchange Program Recipients

Date Published: March 4, 2016
Dr. Johan Enslin, director of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center at UNC Charlotte,  announced the 2016 student recipients of the Transatlantic Energy Research Experience (TE-REx) program. This year’s winners represents the Lee College of Engineering’s Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Science, and Engineering Technology and Construction Management departments. The recipients are:
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EPIC's Dr. Yamilka Baez and Dr. Aba Ebong project accepted into the Charlotte Community Scholars (CCS) Program

Date Published: March 3, 2016
Congratulations to EPIC's Dr. Yamilka Baez and Dr. Aba Ebong for their project "Stand-Alone Cost Effective PV Lighting" being accepted into the Charlotte Community Scholars (CCS) Program for summer 2016. CSS is designed to provide students with an immersive civic engagement experience that strengthens the academic mission of the university, advances the public good, and addresses critical community needs. The goal of their project is for the student(s) to create a complete study that demonstrates the viability of the usage of solar panels to provide 
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