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The William States Lee College of Engineering is continuously developing opportunities for alumni to serve their alma mater. Many more Virtual Volunteering opportunities are currently in the works, so keep your eye out for other programs that will be announced over the next few months. To ensure you receive our alumni emails, fill out the Update Your Information form.

 

 

ALUMNI IN THE CLASSROOM

Faculty are seeking alumni guest speakers to discuss their careers and expertise in various courses throughout the upcoming fall semester. Course information is listed below and participation will be arranged through virtual platforms (Zoom, WebEx, or Google Meet). Time commitment will vary between 20 minutes and 1 hour based on course needs. If you are able to volunteer for one of the following opportunities, submit your interest and current resume through our Google Form and you will be contacted shortly. If you are unable to access the form, please send an email and your resume to alumni.engineering@uncc.edu.
 

FALL COURSES (SEPTEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 15)

 
Course: Civil/Construction CAD Applications (ETCE 1104)
Day/Time: October 9 or 23 (or another Friday after these dates) from 12:20-1:10 p.m.
Desired profession or topics/skills to discuss: Civil engineer who regularly uses AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D for their work, or someone in construction engineering and management who regularly uses AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D drawings.
 
Course: Engineering Economic Analysis (EMGT 2106)
Day/Time: TBD
Desired profession or topics/skills to discuss: Current and/or past hands-on, practical and decision-making experience / expertise on one or more of the following areas: The application of engineering economics in the workplace; how does an engineer/systems engineer use this knowledge in the workplace; how to write a winning project proposal by using cost estimating; how are the feasibility decisions are made by using engineering economics; real world examples of the use of engineering economics tools and considerations such as Net Present Value, IRR, financial ratios, inflation, taxes, etc. from the corporation's point of view; any up-to-date engineering economics / financial decision-making issues that the students should learn about.
 
Course: Power Systems & Machines (ELET 3141)
Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-9:45 a.m.
Desired profession or topics/skills to discuss: Professional with either a background in power (from a utility company), experience with use of motors and motor controllers, or who works with generators or solar systems.
 
Course: Junior Design (ELET 3190)
Day/Time: Monday from 12:20-3:00 p.m. (preferably in September or October)
Desired profession or topics/skills to discuss: Professional with industry design experience, expectations, and results who can discuss design, budget, planning, expectations, reports, clients and ethics. 
 
Course: Capstone Design (CEGR 3201)
Day/Time: TBD
Desired profession or topics/skills to discuss: Geotechnical consulting in a civil engineering company with expertise in soil investigations, and foundation design.
 
Course: Power Electronics (ELET 4142)
Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Desired profession or topics/skills to discuss: Professional with either a background in power electronics (design of power supplies or converters or battery systems), industry (manufacturing, design services, etc.) or utilities.
 
Course: Total Quality Systems (EMGT 5170 / SEGR 4170)
Day/Time: TBD
Desired profession or topics/skills to discuss: Current and/or past hands-on, practical and decision-making experience / expertise on one or more of the following areas: Quality systems / quality control; total quality systems management; six sigma; quality control programs (software) in use in the industry; how can students prepare themselves for a career in total quality systems management; any up-to-date total quality systems considerations that the students should learn about.