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Diverse Geoenvironmental Team Bringing Expertise to Mitigating Frost Heaving

   July 19, 2021

A freezing-weather problem that results in billions of dollars in road maintenance costs across the entire United State is now being studied in a laboratory in North Carolina. A team of researchers from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UNC Charlotte is bringing its expertise in the use of organo-silanes (water-repellent additives) to create hydrophobic soil to solve the...

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Exchange Program Brings Veteran Students from Tennessee for STEM Research Opportunities

   July 6, 2021

As part of a military veterans STEM program between The William States Lee College of Engineering at UNC Charlotte and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, three undergraduate engineering students from Tennessee have come to Charlotte this summer to gain a first-hand experience with engineering research.

The three military veteran students, Mckenna Goss, Bradly Edwards and Jacob...

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UNC Charlotte Awarded One of Three UNC System Research Opportunities Initiative Grants for ‘Potentially Game-Changing’ Research

   July 1, 2021
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Manufacturing and National Security

   June 10, 2021

In an article in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) online “Mechanical Engineering Magazine” and in an ASME podcast discussion, Dr. Steve Schmid of UNC Charlotte and Dr. Shreyes Melkote of Georgia Tech explore and discuss the essentials of a strong manufacturing sector supporting America’s military operations and global commitments.

The Belk-Woodward Distinguished...

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49er Rocketry Team Wins NASA Launch Competition

   June 7, 2021

The UNC Charlotte 49er Rocketry Team won first place overall in this year’s NASA Student Launch competition. The team of Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Technology students placed first in both the payload and altitude portions of the competition, and third in safety.

Team’s competed remotely in the 2020-21 competition,...

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In Memoriam - Emeritus Professor Bob Hocken

   June 4, 2021

Dr. Robert (Bob) Hocken, Professor Emeritus of UNC Charlotte’s Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department died on June 2, 2021. Dr. Hocken was an international leader in the field of precision engineering, an award-winning educator, and a much-loved professor and colleague.

One of the founding fathers of engineering and scientific research at UNC Charlotte, Dr. Hocken...

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Dr. Ed Morse is New Center for Precision Metrology Director

   May 31, 2021

Dean Rob Keynton of The William States Lee College of Engineering has announced that Dr. Ed Morse is the new Director of the UNC Charlotte Center for Precision Metrology (CPM). Dr. Morse is taking the place of Dr. Chris Evans, who retired as CPM Director in December 2020.

“It is my privilege to announce the appointment of Dr. Morse as the new CPM Director,” Dean Keynton said. “Dr....

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Alumni’s 49er Ties Helping Build IoT Company Oxit

   May 25, 2021

From a class on entrepreneurship, to a Senior Design project, to working on startup companies in UNC Charlottes Portal Building, Electrical Engineering alumni Josh Cox and Peter O...

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Nishant Ojal to Start LLNL Post-Doc Position

   May 24, 2021

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student Nishant Ojal will be going to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory after he graduates this summer, continuing work he started during an internship with LLNL last semester, which involved researching ways to improve additive manufacturing.

Ojal will be defending his doctoral thesis at UNC Charlotte on July 6th. His thesis work has been...

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New GM Defense Facility Brings Innovation to Greater Charlotte

   May 20, 2021

At the invitation of W.S. Lee College of Engineering Advisory Board member Pam Fletcher, Vice President of Global Innovation at General Motors, Dean Rob Keynton got the chance to drive the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) at the opening ceremony and tour of the new...

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