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With Haas F1 Team and in UNC Charlotte Classroom Dr. Jenckes Brings Valuable Expertise

   July 18, 2019

The wealth of auto racing knowledge in the Charlotte region is a valuable asset to the Lee College of Engineering’s Motorsports Engineering program, providing students with the opportunity to learn from top industry experts. One such expert is Dr. Charles Jenckes, who has been an adjunct professor at UNC Charlotte since 2014, and is teaching a unique...

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Lee College of Engineering’s Long Relationship with Fleet Readiness Center East

   July 15, 2019

Providing full life-cycle support for Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, systems and weapons, the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has a huge demand for civilian and military engineers at multiple locations. To meet this demand, Fleet Readiness Center East at Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, North Carolina, has had a long relationship with UNC Charlotte. Since the 1980s, FRC East has...

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2nd Quarter Research Grants

2nd Quarter Research Grants
   July 2, 2019

Researchers in The William States Lee College of Engineering won 27 grants totaling more than $3 million in the second quarter of 2019. A listing of the grants is here.

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Civil Engineering Students Win National ASCE Innovation Contest

   July 1, 2019

The Civil and Environmental Engineering student team from UNC Charlotte won the 2019 American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) National Student Innovation Contest, held June 26-27 near Washington D.C.

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Fulbright Fellow Collaborating with UNC Charlotte to Produce Concrete from Waste Materials

   June 18, 2019

For her Fulbright Fellowship research, Irish Ph.D. student Roisin Hyde wanted to expand her studies of incorporating waste materials into the manufacturing of concrete. Her goal brought her to UNC Charlotte to collaborate with Civil Engineering Associate Professor Dr. Brett Tempest, who is known for his pioneering research in the development of coal fly ash concrete.

A student at Queen...

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49er Civil Engineering Students’ Idea Wins Innovation Contest

   June 17, 2019

A new competition for the 2019 American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) regional conference was the Student Innovation Contest. The UNC Charlotte team won, and will now be heading to a global competition near Washington D.C. June26-27 to pitch its invention for removing contaminants from coal ash.

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Dr. Cherukuri Appointed Chair of Mechanical Engineering

   June 10, 2019

The William States Lee College of Engineering is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Harish Cherukuri as the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science (MEES).

Dr. Cherukuri earned his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1994. His doctoral focus was on the numerical simulations of shear flow...

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INES/Systems Engineering Student Wins IISE Award

   June 3, 2019

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) has named Richard Alaimo of UNC Charlotte as the winner of the 2019 Graduate Research Award for his work in optimizing spacecraft layout design for future missions to Mars. A graduate of the Lee College of Engineering’s Systems Engineering bachelor’s degree program, Alaimo is now working on his Ph.D. in Infrastructure and Environmental...

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May 2019 Commencement

   May 13, 2019

The William States Lee College of Engineering graduated 539 students at UNC Charlotte’s spring 2019 commencement over the weekend. The graduates included with 398 bachelor's degrees,  and141 with master's and Ph.D.s. A photo...

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Innovative Payload Leads 49er Rocketry Team

   May 9, 2019

Innovative engineering in the construction, launching and operation of an autonomous drone led the 49er Rocketry Team to an extremely successful 2019 competition. The drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), was the payload of the rocket, and judges ranked it as the top payload at the NASA Student Launch Initiative Competition held at Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on...

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