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College of Engineering Advancing the Future of Solar Energy

College of Engineering Advancing the Future of Solar Energy
   June 21, 2018

At The William States Lee College of Engineering, our students, faculty and alumni are engaged in a multitude of activities that are advancing solar energy. In classrooms, our students are studying the principles of photovoltaics and tackling hands-on learning projects that teach them to work with solar energy. In laboratories, our researchers are designing improved solar cells, developing...

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Solar-Powered Mowing Robots for Solar Farms

Solar-Powered Mowing Robots for Solar Farms
   June 19, 2018

A constant issue with large solar farms is controlling vegetation growth around solar panel arrays. In the true spirit of a farm, solutions to this challenge even include using goats and sheep to eat the grass and other plants. The problem with goats and sheep, though, is they also tend to chew wires and important equipment. Teams of seniors at UNC Charlotte have been seeking to engineer a...

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Top Senior Design Videos

Top Senior Design Videos
   June 5, 2018

As part of their final presentations, senior design teams are required to create a video that explains their projects. The videos judged the three best at this spring’s 2018 Senior Design Expo are here.

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49er Engineers Place Third at NASA Robotic Mining Competition

49er Engineers Place Third at NASA Robotic Mining Competition
   May 28, 2018

The UNC Charlotte Astrobotics Robotic Team, the 49er Miners, took third place in the Caterpillar Autonomy Award at the 2018 NASA Robotic Mining Competition at Kennedy Space Center on Friday May 18th.  The team joined the elite group of only a handful of schools in the history of the competition that have accomplished a fully autonomous mining run (approximately 50 colleges...

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49ers Place 2nd in the Nation in NASA Student Launch Competition

49ers Place 2nd in the Nation in NASA Student Launch Competition
   May 18, 2018

The results of NASA’s 2018 Student Launch competition are tabulated, and The William States Lee College of Engineering’s 49er Rocketry Team placed second in the nation, the highest finish in the team’s history. First place went to Vanderbilt University’s Aerospace Design Lab team, the team’s fourth win in the...

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Duke Energy Engineer’s Day

Duke Energy Engineer’s Day
   May 16, 2018

The Lee College of Engineering hosted almost 300 energy industry professionals in the EPIC Building on May 15, 2018. The event was Duke Energy Engineer’s Day, which included presentations given by engineering peers and vendors, along with time for networking. Participants were able to make contacts and develop relationships with peers, as well as earn PDH credits for the year for licensure...

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2018 Spring Commencement

2018 Spring Commencement
   May 14, 2018

The William States Lee College of Engineering graduated 576 students at UNC Charlotte’s spring 2018 commencement over the weekend. The graduates included with 386 bachelor's degrees, 172 with master's and 18 with Ph.D.s. A photo gallery of the Order of the Engineer ceremony, commencement and graduation reception is here....

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Student Team Presents Research at International Conference

Student Team Presents Research at International Conference
   May 10, 2018

For their innovative research on safety and fire protection strategies for tall wood structures, three graduate students from The William States Lee College of Engineering were chosen to present their work at the 2018 Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) International Conference on Performance Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods in Honolulu, Hawaii, in April. SFPE is primarily a...

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Spring 2018 Senior Design Expo Winners

Spring 2018 Senior Design Expo Winners
   May 9, 2018

The William States Lee College of Engineering held its spring-semester Senior Design Expo on May 3, 2018. Teams who started in fall 2017 presented their completed two-semester projects, while teams who started in spring 2018 presented their first-semester design-concept posters.

The three completed projects judged the best were:

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Chen 2018 Top Teaching Assistant

Chen 2018 Top Teaching Assistant
   May 1, 2018

The Graduate School has named Xiaoxue (Lisa) Chen, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, as a 2018 outstanding graduate teaching assistant (TA).

The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards recognize students nominated by faculty supervisors for their work as teaching assistants. The awards, presented at the doctoral and master’s levels, recognize outstanding and innovative teaching...

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