Civil Engineering graduate Greg Brigman is an Olympian. As the games of the 2016 Olympics are winding down, Brigman is doing his final training and preparing for a trip Rio as a member of the United States Paralympic Soccer Team.
“This has been life changing for me,” Brigman said. “It’s been a fantastic adventure.”
With hundreds of billions of neurons and thousands of trillions of synaptic connections between them, the human brain is the most complex system on earth. This complexity makes studying the brain an almost overwhelming challenge with nearly infinite research options.
To increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies at the college level by tapping into the vast wealth of experience in the United States military, the Lee College of Engineering has won a grant to recruit and work with veterans. The grant adds an engineering specific initiative to UNC Charlotte’s strong collection of veteran services programs.
(DEARBORN, Mich., July 27, 2016) — SME, which serves the manufacturing industry by promoting advanced manufacturing technology, has elected Dr. Tony Schmitz of the Mechanical Engineering Department to its 2015 College of Fellows.
UNC TV has produced a new video story about Mechanical Engineering Professor Nigel Zheng's research into looking at the human body as a collection of simple machines, which are defined as mechanical devices that change the direction or magnitude of a force. The video story is here.