Recent News

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Monday, March 20, 2017
49er Engineering Astrobotics Crowdfunding Initiative

The Lee College of Engineering’s NASA Astrobotics team has launched a crowdfunding effort to help pay its way to this year’s competition at Kennedy Space Center. The team of eight multidisciplinary engineering students will compete in the 2017 NASA Robotic Mining Competition. The competition objective is to design and build an autonomous robot that can traverse a simulated Martian surface and collect regolith. The team is seeking $2,000 for the competition.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

In support of “Exponential: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte,” the Lee College of Engineering held a reception for alumni and friends of the college on March 2, hosted by Civil Engineering alumnus Bill Crowder, class of 1975.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

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Friday, January 20, 2017

The North Carolina Board of Examiners welcomed a new set of Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. This catered evening event was for both the spring and fall 2016 licensees who successfully passed the PE or PS exam. The College of Engineering was proud to host this event for the final time at UNC Charlotte. A photo of the new PEs and PSs is below.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Research Teams Collaborating to Better Understand Wildfire Spread

With a wall of fans six-stories high creating winds in a huge, one-of-a-kind laboratory, researchers from UNC Charlotte’s Fire Safety Engineering Technology program and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) are burning building materials and wildland vegetation to study wind-driven wildfire embers. The large-scale tests are part of three-year study to understand, and in the long run mitigate, the risks involved when embers from wildfires spread.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Craig and Darla Albert, who established the Albert Scholars program in the Lee College of engineering in 2014, paid a visit to EPIC in November 2016, meeting with Dean Bob Johnson and the current Albert scholars.