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2020 First Quarter Research Awards

   April 1, 2020

Researchers in The William States Lee College of Engineering won 20 grants totaling more than $2 million in the first quarter of 2020. A listing of the new grants is here.

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Donating Protective Equipment

   March 30, 2020

With campus laboratories closed for the semester, Lee College of Engineering Facility and Laboratory Safety Engineer Eric Huhn decided to try and make the best use of surplus personal protective equipment (PPE). He put out a call asking faculty and staff from across campus for protective gloves and masks, and ended up with a trunk load of supplies for donation to the UNC Charlotte Student...

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49er Activities for Engineers Week 2020

   February 17, 2020

Engineers Week 2020 is underway, and students from The William States Lee College of Engineering are busy with a number of activities, bringing their enthusiasm and excitement for engineering and other STEM disciplines to children and adults in the Charlotte area.

Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) in 1951,...

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Excellence in Teaching Awards

   February 12, 2020

The Lee College of Engineering has awarded its top honors for teaching, the Undergraduate and Graduate Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2019. The winner of the undergraduate teaching award is Dr. Regina Vrikkis of the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department. The winner of the graduate teaching award is Dr. Jake Smithwick of the Engineering Technology and Construction...

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Andrew “Thundercat” Denbow Memorial Scholarship Fund

   February 4, 2020

Andrew Stephen Denbow, aka “Thundercat,” died in a tragic dirt-bike accident on February 3, 2018, at the age of 23, just three months shy of graduation. He was a treasured member of the Lee College of Engineering, and was looking forward to earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering degree with a concentration in Motorsports. In Andrew’s memory, Marie and Gary Roberson have...

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Eric Huhn College’s New Facility and Laboratory Safety Engineer

   January 31, 2020

Eric Huhn has joined The William States Lee College of Engineering in the new position of Facility and Laboratory Safety Engineer.

Huhn is a 2008 Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Lee College of Engineering. He comes back to UNC Charlotte having spent time professionally as a mechanical engineer in the R&D and manufacturing sectors. He has also been a volunteer firefighter and...

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DoE Awards UNC Charlotte Electrical Engineering $4.6 Million to Advance Solar Energy Management

   January 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has awarded $4.6 million to Electrical Engineering faculty member Dr. Sukumar Kamalasadan for the project “Optimal Reconfiguration and Resilient Control Framework for Real-Time Photovoltaic Dispatch to Manage Critical Infrastructure.” The purpose of...

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Fourth Quarter Research Awards

   January 6, 2020

Researchers in The William States Lee College of Engineering won 32 grants totaling more than $5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. A listing of the new grants is here.

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Lee College of Engineering’s Many Strengths in Water Research

   January 3, 2020

Water is a precious natural resource, and for decades, researchers in the Lee College of Engineering have been working to protect all types of water in North Carolina. The water research expertise of our faculty has grown over the years, and now encompasses all types of water including surface, ground, drinking, recreational, waste and industrial.

In both the Civil and Environmental...

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Fall 2019 Commencement

   December 18, 2019

The William States Lee College of Engineering held its fall commencement on Dec. 12th, awarding 270 bachelors, 91 masters and 20 doctoral degrees. Included among the doctoral degrees was Livingston Dumenu, the first-ever UNC Charlotte student to earn the new Ph.D. in Civil Engineering.

Photos of commencement and the Lee College of Engineering reception are below.

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