What is VECTER?
VECTER is Veteran Education Continued through Engineering Research. This program assists veterans in STEM fields through several different independent topic areas.
First, undergraduate veterans in the college of engineering can request peer-to-peer tutoring assistance or discuss transition problems with the veteran advocate. The undergraduate program also piloted a current ME technical elective class called "Advanced Experimental Methods", which has priority registration for veterans.
The second focus provides Graduate level training in virtual engineering that will make Veterans even more sought after employees in the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) engineering workforce.
The program also supports Veterans seeking a Bachelors in a STEM field, with an interest in higher education in engineering.
Evolving the skills of Veterans to develop highly educated, very capable, proficient engineers who thrive in a cutting edge work environment.
Former Student testimonials
“I came back to school with a better outlook
on what I could and couldn’t do. I had more
confidence in my ability to learn and to do
whatever I needed to do to get it done. I’ve
come to realize that engineering isn’t about
how intelligent you are. It’s about 30 percent
intelligence and 70 percent diligence.”
- Caleb, student veteran
"The Veteran Engineering programs at UNC Charlotte have
helped me take my skills from the military and advance them
to become more capable in reaching my educational and career goals."
- Tyler, student veteran
"UNC Charlotte veterans going above and beyond is the reason I am graduating with a master's degree in mechanical engineering. I never thought I'd make it this far, but the supportive and veteran-friendly culture of the UNCC engineering program makes a huge difference. I strongly recommend taking advantage of the many internship opportunities, which helped me to find the environment I work best in."
- Sam, student veteran