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Albert Scholars 2020

   September 18, 2020

The 2020 winners of the Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program for the Lee College of Engineering are Aiden Lamar of Durham, NC, Summer Prentice of Jacksonville, NC, and Abigail Rose of Greensboro, NC. Housed in the UNC Charlotte Honors College, the Albert Scholars Program is a merit-based scholarship program designed...

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Dr. Sireli Named ASEM Fellow and Secretary

   September 16, 2020

The American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) has named Dr. Yesim Sireli, associate professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management in the Lee College of Engineering, as a fellow of the Society and Secretary for 2020-2021.

ASEM Fellowship is the highest honor given to a member. Inductees are chosen according to their...

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UNC CHARLOTTE’S CAMPUS-BASED EARLY DETECTION RESEARCH SYSTEM AIMS TO PREVENT COVID-19 SPREAD

   September 1, 2020

The global pandemic caused by coronavirus, which is affecting humanity on a scale not seen in more than 100 years, is disrupting the traditional start of the academic year at colleges and universities worldwide. While the situation challenges higher education administrators on a number of fronts, researchers are able to view the crisis through a scientific lens.

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Dr. Jenckes’s Aerodynamics Expertise Helps Speed Demon Team to World Record

   August 31, 2020

As the aerodynamicist for the Speed Demon 715 Streamliner team, Dr. Charles Jenckes’s job was to make the 400-mile-per-hour-plus vehicle stable without increasing its drag. The UNC Charlotte assistant professor succeeded in his task, and in the summer of 2020 the Speed Demon 715 car reached 481 miles per hour and set the record for the world’s fastest piston-powered wheel-driven ground vehicle...

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New Gifts from Kulwicki Supporters

   August 21, 2020

The Lee College of Engineering has strong ties to the legacy of NASCAR champion Alan Kulwicki. These ties include generous support of the Kulwicki family for the UNC Charlotte Motorsports Engineering program, including a recent gift of $15,000 from the Kulwicki Donor Advised Fund in support of the new eFormula SAE program. Since 2009, the Kulwicki family has supported the Lee College of...

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Precision Metrology Certificate Program

   August 11, 2020

To provide engineers with advanced coursework about dimensional measurement, The William States Lee College of Engineering’s Mechanical Engineering Department and Center for Precision Metrology offer the Graduate Certificate in Precision Metrology Program. The four-course program is designed with working professionals in mind, offering study topics important to industrial...

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Niner Rocketry Team Places 2nd Overall in NASA Event

   August 5, 2020

Although the program was delayed and the annual launch finale event in Huntsville cancelled, 54 teams were able to compete remotely in the design, building and testing portions of the 2020 NASA Student Launch competition, and the UNC Charlotte Rocketry team finished second overall, and first in the payload portion of the...

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Albert Named Bechtel Group President/COO

Albert Named Bechtel Group President/COO
   August 4, 2020

Bechtel Group, Inc. announced in July that Craig Albert, a 1985 Mechanical Engineering graduate of The William States Lee College of Engineering, will be the company’s new president and chief operating officer. Albert has led Bechtel Group’s Infrastructure business unit since 2016.

An active alumnus of the Lee College of Engineering, Craig and his wife Darla Albert...

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Dr. Rob Keynton Begins Tenure as Dean of Lee College of Engineering

   July 31, 2020

On July 27th, Dr. Rob Keynton began his first week as dean of The William States Lee College of Engineering. Undergraduate and graduate students from several engineering disciplines and organizations pitched in to help Dean Keynton set up his new office in...

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Engineering Excellence in Teaching Awards

   July 10, 2020

The Lee College of Engineering has awarded its top honors for teaching, the Undergraduate and Graduate Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2019-20. The winner of the undergraduate teaching award is Dr. Mihail (Misha) Cutitaru of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. The winner of the graduate teaching award is Dr. Nicole Braxtan of the Civil and...

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