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Monday, June 26, 2017

Future space missions will reach greater distances and span longer durations. Design of spacecraft and habitats to better accommodate habitability functions will be more important than ever. To achieve this, mission planners and spacecraft designers now need tools to help them better define habitable volume and identify mission and programmatic risks. Volume directly drives mass and cost, so well-informed estimates early in the design process are key.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

With UNC Charlotte graduates accounting for roughly 10 percent of all NASCAR engineers, the University’s Motorsports and Mechanical Engineering programs are shaping the racing landscape. The programs also unlock worlds of opportunity for students like Tucker Bisel, who’s putting the pedal to the metal on a newly discovered passion.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Established in December 2016, the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) is now up and running with numerous projects underway. UNC Charlotte is the lead in the multi-institutional initiative, which is funded by a $7.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

To improve the way solar power is integrated and distributed to the grid using grid level batteries, Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Dr. Sukumar Kamalasadan and his students have been performing research at Duke Energy’s photovoltaic and battery storage system testbed in Catawba County since 2013.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

To more directly engage energy engineering companies with its people and programs, the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte has established a new affiliates program.

The EPIC Affiliates Program offers several options for levels of involvement, based on the requirements of participants. The program currently has 10 members, spanning all levels of involvement.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Lee College of Engineering Rocketry Team placed fifth out of 50 schools at the 2017 NASA Student Launch competition. The event took place at the Marshall Space Flight Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama, during the week of April 5-9, with the competition flight on April 8.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UTC Foundation, the charitable arm of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC), presented its first grant to the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte. The contribution was given at an awards dinner on Wednesday, May 10thduring the UTC Telecom & Technology conference in Charlotte.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The William States Lee College of Engineering graduated its Class of May 2017, over the weekend of May 13th. Ceremonies started with the Order of the Engineering on Friday, followed by commencement and the final celebration reception on Saturday. Photos of the weekend are here.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Charlotte Business Journal and E4 Carolinas recognized one Lee College of Engineering alumna and one faculty member as energy leaders in the Charlotte region at the eighth annual Energy Inc. Summit and Leadership Awards.

Mechanical Engineering alumna Hannah Arrington (’07) was recognized as an Emerging Energy Leader. Systems Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Tao Hong was recognized as an Outstanding Energy Educator.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

The William States Lee College of Engineering held its spring semester Senior Design Expo on May 4, 2017. Fifty-six teams presented their completed two-semester projects, and 26 teams presented their first-semester design-concept posters. A photo gallery of the Expo is here.