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49 Rocket Team Places 3rd at NASA Launch Competition

May 26, 2015

The Lee College of Engineering Rocket Team came in third place in the 2015 NASA Student Launch challenge that was held April 11 near the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Thirty-five teams, from 18 states and Puerto Rico, launched their single-stage rockets during the 15th annual competition. To determine the winning teams, data from each of the flights was analyzed over the following weeks and the results of the analyses were combined with results from technical design reviews and other products required before launch day.

Spring 2015 Newsletter Now Online

May 26, 2015

The Spring 2015 newsletter of The William States Lee College of Engineering is now posted online. This issue includes stories and photos about our new Photovoltaic Research Laboratory, the college’s 50 anniversary events, 1960 alumnus Sam Bell, college research activities, new facilities and more. You can view the newsletter here.

Nathan Lambert Wins Graduate Student Veteran Assistantship

May 18, 2015

Mechanical Engineering student Nathan Lambert is one of three military veterans who will begin earning a master’s degree at UNC Charlotte next semester aided by substantial awards provided by the University’s Graduate School. The funding, called an assistantship, will cover tuition and health insurance, plus a $12,000 annual stipend. The total value of the assistantship is roughly $36,000. The award requires students to aid professors in their departments with research and teaching.

Lee College of Engineering Students Take Top Places at Energy Forecasting Competition

May 14, 2015

Doctoral students from several UNC Charlotte programs took top honors at an energy forecasting competition this spring.

At the NPower Forecasting Challenge, more than 40 teams competed throughout a one-month, three-round challenge. Team BigDEAL from UNC Charlotte secured third in the competition. The team was made up of INES Ph.D. students Bidong Liu, Jingrui Xie and Lili Zhang, and Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student Xiaoqian Lyu. Dr. Tao Hong of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management supervised the team. 

Senior Design Expo Spring 2015

May 1, 2015

The William States Lee College of Engineering held its Spring Senior Design Expo on April 30, 2015. Forty-five teams presented their completed two-semester projects, and 30 teams presented their first-semester design-concept posters. A photo gallery of the winners and the Expo is here.

The three completed projects judged to be the best were: