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49er Rocket Team Crowdfunding

   November 2, 2018

The 49er Rocketry Club, comprised of engineering students, is raising money to enter and attend the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition. This is a rigorous and fiercely competitive challenge to design, build and fly a high powered rocket to complete a mission designed by NASA. In total, seven teams from UNC Charlotte have competed in this prestigious challenge, beating teams from MIT,...

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FSAE Team Crowdfunding

FSAE Team Crowdfunding
   October 31, 2018

The UNC Charlotte Formula SAE team ...

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Dr. Conrad Elected IEEE-USA President

Dr. Conrad Elected IEEE-USA President
   October 30, 2018

The members of IEEE-USA, an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, have elected Dr. Jim Conrad of The William States Lee College of Engineering to serves as their president for 2020. Dr. Conrad, a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, will serve as president elect in 2019.

IEEE is the world's largest...

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BigDEAL Energy Forecasting Competition Gathers International Interest

BigDEAL Energy Forecasting Competition Gathers International Interest
   October 22, 2018

As part of their coursework, students in Energy Analytics have been competing very successfully in international energy forecasting competitions. This fall the course instructor decided the Lee College of Engineering would host a competition of its own, and 142 data scientists from 26 countries have formed 81 teams for the first ever UNC Charlotte BigDEAL Forecasting Competition 2018.

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Ashton Watson Leading the Engineering for $2-billion Airport Project

   October 18, 2018

At the recent Airport Engineering Onsite Seminar, Lee College of Engineering alumnus Ashton Watson was a speaker/panelist for a technical sessions and led a tour of Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s ongoing $2-billion capital project. Below is a story about Watson and his role as airport’s lead engineer on the project.

 

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Airport Engineering Onsite Seminar

Airport Engineering Onsite Seminar
   October 18, 2018

The Airport Engineering Onsite Seminar hosted by UNC Charlotte’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability (IDEAS) Center was held Oct. 15-16 at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. The seminar featured presentations by industry, government and academic experts in airport design, construction, operation and maintenance.

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Engineering Alumni Honored for Achievements

Engineering Alumni Honored for Achievements
   October 17, 2018

Alumni from The Williams States Lee College of Engineering were recognized for their professional and community achievements by UNC Charlotte’s Young Alumni Chapter and Black Alumni Chapter on Oct. 12, 2018.

The UNC Charlotte Young Alumni Chapter presented its 10 Under Ten Award to honor alumni who have graduated within the past 10 years and are succeeding in their...

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Homecoming Engineering Style

Homecoming Engineering Style
   October 15, 2018

The Lee College of Engineering celebrated UNC Charlotte’s 2018 Homecoming with the annual college picnic on Friday and Bob’s Bash tailgate party before kickoff on Saturday. A photo gallery of the events is here.

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NSF Funds Research for AI Systems to Improve Public Safety


   October 5, 2018

Researchers at UNC Charlotte have been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Smart and Connected Communities program to co-develop technology to support public safety. The $1.9 million, four-year grant will develop an optical sensing platform that uses artificial intelligence to detect and prevent street crime without the use of profiling. The technology will be...

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EPIC Wins Federal Grant to Research Electrical Vehicle Charging

EPIC Wins Federal Grant to Research Electrical Vehicle Charging
   October 1, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $942,000 to EPIC, UNC Charlotte’s energy engineering research center, to develop an innovative solution related to curbside charging of electric vehicles.

Lee College of Engineering faculty members who will be involved in the research include principle project managers Dr. Rob Cox and Dr. Mike Mazzola (who is also the director of EPIC), Dr....

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