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Fourth Quarter Research Awards

   January 6, 2020

Researchers in The William States Lee College of Engineering won 32 grants totaling more than $5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. A listing of the new grants is here.

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Lee College of Engineering’s Many Strengths in Water Research

   January 3, 2020

Water is a precious natural resource, and for decades, researchers in the Lee College of Engineering have been working to protect all types of water in North Carolina. The water research expertise of our faculty has grown over the years, and now encompasses all types of water including surface, ground, drinking, recreational, waste and industrial.

In both the Civil and Environmental...

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Fall 2019 Commencement

   December 18, 2019

The William States Lee College of Engineering held its fall commencement on Dec. 12th, awarding 270 bachelors, 91 masters and 20 doctoral degrees. Included among the doctoral degrees was Livingston Dumenu, the first-ever UNC Charlotte student to earn the new Ph.D. in Civil Engineering.

Photos of commencement and the Lee College of Engineering reception are below.

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Fall 2019 Senior Design Expo

   December 11, 2019

The William States Lee College of Engineering held its fall-semester Senior Design Expo on December 6, 2019. There were 32 teams (21 industry-supported and 11 departmental) who started in spring 2019 and presented their completed two-semester projects, and 65 teams (44 industry and 21 departmental) who started in fall 2019 and presented their first-semester design-concept posters. Overall,...

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Senior Writes Book of Poems to Help Combat PTSD

   December 5, 2019

Senior Allen Simmons has an interesting hobby for an Electrical Engineering Technology major, he writes poetry. He has just published his first book of poetry. Also interesting is why he first started writing poetry. It was a way for him to help deal with post-traumatic stress disorder from his tours as a Marine in Afghanistan.

“In 2011, I returned from Afghanistan,” Simmons said. “I...

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Engineering Leadership Academy

   November 27, 2019

For 18 years, the Lee College of Engineering’s Leadership Academy has been helping undergraduates learn the skills, values, mindset and perseverance it takes to be effective leaders. The program has been incredibly successful, with its graduates becoming top leaders in their fields, and some of them now coming back to help the next generation of Leadership Academy students.

The college...

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UNC Charlotte Precision Engineers Win 2019 ASPE Student Challenge

   November 11, 2019

For the second year in a row, a team mechanical engineering graduate students from the Lee College of Engineering’s precision engineering program has won the Student Challenge competition at the American Society of Precision Engineering’s annual conference.

The 2019 ASPE conference was held Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 in Pittsburg, PA. The UNC Charlotte team members were Kumar Arumugam,...

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VOLT Student Energy Organization Formed

   November 4, 2019

Seeing the need for a multi-disciplinary organization focused on energy and power, and able to enhance its members’ skill sets and provide access to industry networks, a group of students in the Lee College of Engineering has formed a new group they call VOLT. 

Only a couple months old now, VOLT has already grown in membership and held a number of energy events. Its stated mission is...

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Tau Beta Pi Scholarship

Tau Beta Pi Scholarship
   October 28, 2019

Mechanical Engineering senior Marc Duemmler has won a Tau Beta Pi Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. The $2,000 scholarship was awarded on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and the promise of substantial contributions to the engineering profession.

Tau Beta Pi is the world's largest engineering honor...

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Testing at the EPIC Deck

Testing at the EPIC Deck
   October 18, 2019

The UCOL 1000 class of engineering and engineering technology students tested their egg drop designs off of the EPIC parking deck on Oct. 17th. The 49er Rocketry team also came by to test parachutes for their 2020 rocket, and give the freshmen an overview of the UNC Charlotte rocketry program. A photo gallery is here....

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