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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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Spring Senior Design Expo

   May 8, 2019

The William States Lee College of Engineering held its spring-semester Senior Design Expo on May 6, 2019. Teams who started in fall 2018 presented their completed two-semester projects, while teams who started in spring 2019 presented their first-semester design-concept posters.

The three completed projects judged the best were:

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Integrating Autonomous Vehicles with Variable Speed Limits

   April 25, 2019

Self-driving vehicles will be a future reality, first becoming integrated with current human-driven vehicles and then, over time, completely replacing them. Lee College of Engineering researchers are working now to develop variable speed control systems to optimize the current state of human-driven vehicles, the mixture of human-driven and self-driving vehicles, and the future state of all...

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49er Students Place First in Concrete Competition

   April 22, 2019

A team of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology students from UNC Charlotte placed first in the 2019 ACI/ASCC Concrete Construction Competition, an international competition sponsored by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC). Team members were Ross Newsome, Benjamin Hager, George Poulos, Kenny Wang, and Joseph Ocampo....

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Tony Schmitz Among 2019 UNC BOG Teaching Award Winners

Tony Schmitz Among 2019 UNC BOG Teaching Award Winners
   April 12, 2019

Dr. Tony Schmitz, professor Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science in the Lee College of Engineering, is one of the 17 recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Awards for Excellence in Teaching. He will be honored formally during one of the University’s May commencement ceremonies.

This annual system-wide teaching award recognizes one faculty member from each of North Carolina’...

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NC Universities Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Manufacturing

   April 11, 2019

Traditional manufacturing is an important element of North Carolina’s economy, and keeping the state at the forefront of manufacturing technology is vital. Being at the forefront means bringing digital technology to the manufacturing floor, which means artificial intelligence (AI). To develop and advance North Carolina’s use of AI in manufacturing, the state has established a consortium of...

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49er Rocketry Team Places High at NASA Event

   April 10, 2019

The 49er Rocketry Team had a successful competition on April 6th, as its rocket and payload performed well and scored high at the NASA Student Launch Competition. NASA will announce the overall competition winners in early May, after it reviews final papers and calculates total points.

Forty-five teams from 20 states took part in the Student Launch Competition, held at...

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49ers Take Top Honors at 2019 ASCE Carolinas Conference

   April 9, 2019

The UNC Charlotte American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) team had great results at the 2019 Carolinas Conference, winning First Place Overall at the competition held April 5-7 at North Carolina State University. The 49er engineers also placed first and qualified for national championships in the Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, and Innovation competitions. Photos from the conference are below...

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BAJA SAE Update: UNC Charlotte Holds Shakedown Competition

   March 28, 2019

On Friday, March 22nd, the UNC Charlotte Baja SAE team held the inaugural Baja Shakedown competition at Dirt World Motorsports Complex in Statesville, North Carolina. The event was implemented as an organized testing event prior to the first official SAE competition at Tennessee Tech on April 11th.

Four teams were registered for the event, bringing the car count to six cars. Due to...

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