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Spring 2021 Senior Design Expo Winners

   May 10, 2021

The William States Lee College of Engineering held its virtual spring-semester Senior Design Expo on May 7, 2021. Teams who started in fall 2020 presented their completed two-semester projects, while teams who started in spring 2021 presented their first-semester design-concept posters.

Thirteen completed projects had been named finalists, and those were judged by 20 industry panelists...

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Freshmen Build Mobility Cart for Boots

   May 6, 2021

Students from the Lee College of Engineering’s Freshman Learning Community designed and built a mobility cart for 8-month-old puppy Boots, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi whose front legs were not properly developed at birth. The freshmen donated their own time to the project, helping out owner Laura Russell...

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Don Blackmon Retiring from College of Engineering

   April 30, 2021

At a time when he could have started slowing down and taking things easy, Don Blackmon decided instead to give back to his profession and the next generation of engineers, by going to work for The William States Lee College of Engineering. As an instructor for freshman engineering, an academic advisor and the director of the College’s Leadership Academy, Mr. Blackmon shared his 34 years of...

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From Canada to Forty Niners Racing

   April 28, 2021

When you hear that a 6-foot-7-inch-tall transfer student is coming from another country to join a Forty Niner team, you probably think football or basketball. But the goal of Spencer Nichols in coming to UNC Charlotte from Canada was to join a Motorsports Engineering racing team, and he is now co-captain of the 2020-21 Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) team.

A senior in...

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Rocket Girls

   April 21, 2021

A tradition has been growing on the Forty Niner Rocketry Team, in which female students in the ETCM program recruit fellow ETCM females for the next year’s team. The 2020-21 team has Cortney Hahn as its third generation ETCM student. Cortney was recruited by Tyler Ainsworth, who is now an Applied Energy and Electromechanical Systems master’s student, from the 2019-20 team. Tyler continues to...

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Water Bos Team Advances in DOE Waves Water Prize

   April 13, 2021

Utilizing an innovative system that intakes seawater and directly converts ocean wave energy into the driving force to produce fresh water, a team of ETCM students and a faculty member, collaborating with a colleague outside of UNC Charlotte, has progressed to the advanced stages of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Waves to Water competition.

 

The WATER BROS team, an...

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1st Quarter Research Grants Total $1.75 Million

   April 2, 2021

Researchers in The William States Lee College of Engineering won 27  grants totaling almost $1.75 million in the first quarter of 2021. A listing of new grants is here.

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Engineering Students Win NSF Graduate Fellowships

   March 31, 2021

Four students, two from The William States Lee College of Engineering and two from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences,  were awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation for 2021.

The four; Forest Atcheson, Electrical Engineering, Terawit Kongruengkit, Materials Engineering, Anthony Lindsay, Political Science,...

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Occupational Safety Concentration Receives QAP Status

   March 19, 2021

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has approved UNC Charlotte’s Occupational Safety Concentration as a Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP) Quality Academic Program (QAP), certifying that the program has met minimum requirements for student curriculum in the safety field. The Occupational Safety Concentration is part of the Fire and Safety Engineering Technology (FRST) program...

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Innovative UNC Charlotte Program Brings Adaptive Learning to Engineering Education

   March 1, 2021

In a step of true engineering education innovation, UNC Charlotte has integrated game-changing Adaptive Learning methodology into an upper-level engineering course, resulting in dramatic improvements in student retention, and more importantly, learning comprehension.

Mechanical Engineering faculty members in UNC Charlotte’s W.S. Lee College of Engineering are the first in the United...

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