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New Concentration in Biomedical Engineering

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 graduates in May 2016.

“Biomedical engineers provide a great link...

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Waste to Fertilizer to Biofuel

The research of Ph.D. student Fabien Besnard has multiple positive implications. It is reclaiming waste material from construction sites, producing fertilizer, and increasing the yield of plants for use in biodiesel.

“We are researching the feasibility of taking waste virgin sheetrock from construction sites,” Besnard said, “grinding it up and using it as soil amendment. Specifically,...

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Installation of New Large-Component Measurement Machine

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.

Hexagon Metrology has loaned a Leitz PMM-F 30-20-16 coordinate measuring machine to UNC Charlotte for four years. The new machine will be a key component...

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Biomedical Engineering in the Classroom

Dr. Matt Davies is teaching Introduction to Biomechanics in fall 2009. The class covers static, dynamic and structural analysis of the musculoskeletal system, mechanical behavior of bone and soft tissues, and analysis of common engineered implants.

"The course is designed to give students a basis for further work in such areas as the designs of implants, injury biomechanics, orthopedic...

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From the Bahamas to UNC Charlotte - Charles Rose's story of perseverance, faith and family

The story of Charles Rose’s journey from his childhood home in the Bahamas to graduating as an engineer from UNC Charlotte is one of perseverance, faith and family. And it has a happy ending.

A civil engineering senior, Rose was encouraged by his mother to leave his small island and explore the rest of the world. “When I was young, my Mom put a map of the whole world on the table before...

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Integrated Transformer Project is Tops at Senior Design Expo

Competing with more than 40 other projects, the team of Andrew Gould, Thiec Rahlan and Joshua Smith won the top award at the Spring 2013 Senior Design Exposition for their Integrated Transformer Monitoring System project.

Sponsored by Schweitzer Engineering Labs, the project involved the design, construction and testing of a transformer monitoring system centered around an existing...

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EPIC Unites Industry and Education for Energy

"EPIC is about regional growth and advancement in the energy industry," said Dr. Steve Patterson, director of EPIC and a distinguished professor in the Lee College of Engineering. "Clearly one strength of EPIC is the outstanding energy engineering assets of the region in which we live."

Regional energy corporations include AREVA, Duke Energy, the Electric Power Research...

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Levine Scholars Mix Leadership, Adventure

With the goal of creating strong community leaders, the Levine Scholars Program at UNC Charlotte is educating some of the top students in the country through special classes, civic engagement projects, summer internships and international travel. This is all after they start the program with some outdoor adventure.

Now in its second year, the Levine Scholars Program admits 15 students a...

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Engineering Welcomes 13 New Faculty and Staff

The William States Lee College of Engineering is proud to welcome 13 new faculty and laboratory staff members in 2011. Many of these new hires will be important additions to our growing Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC). The North Carolina General Assembly has appropriated $5 million in recurring funds to hire 37 positions for EPIC over the next few years. The Charlotte region...

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Alumni Awards Recognize Two from Engineering

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 the university at a ceremony April 9th.

“Some of the most rewarding experiences we associate with our university actually begin at graduation, when former...

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