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Excellence in Teaching Awards

   February 12, 2020

The Lee College of Engineering has awarded its top honors for teaching, the Undergraduate and Graduate Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2019. The winner of the undergraduate teaching award is Dr. Regina Vrikkis of the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department. The winner of the graduate teaching award is Dr. Jake Smithwick of the Engineering Technology and Construction...

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Andrew “Thundercat” Denbow Memorial Scholarship Fund

   February 4, 2020

Andrew Stephen Denbow, aka “Thundercat,” died in a tragic dirt-bike accident on February 3, 2018, at the age of 23, just three months shy of graduation. He was a treasured member of the Lee College of Engineering, and was looking forward to earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering degree with a concentration in Motorsports. In Andrew’s memory, Marie and Gary Roberson have...

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Eric Huhn College’s New Facility and Laboratory Safety Engineer

   January 31, 2020

Eric Huhn has joined The William States Lee College of Engineering in the new position of Facility and Laboratory Safety Engineer.

Huhn is a 2008 Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Lee College of Engineering. He comes back to UNC Charlotte having spent time professionally as a mechanical engineer in the R&D and manufacturing sectors. He has also been a volunteer firefighter and...

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DoE Awards UNC Charlotte Electrical Engineering $4.6 Million to Advance Solar Energy Management

   January 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has awarded $4.6 million to Electrical Engineering faculty member Dr. Sukumar Kamalasadan for the project “Optimal Reconfiguration and Resilient Control Framework for Real-Time Photovoltaic Dispatch to Manage Critical Infrastructure.” The purpose of...

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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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