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Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Student Wins NSF Fellowship

April 14, 2015

Kathryn Smith, who completed her bachelor of science in electrical engineering in 2013 and is now enrolled in the electrical engineering doctoral program, is one of three UNC Charlotte students to win National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2015.

Smith is the university’s first electrical engineering NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Her advisor is Dr. Ryan Adams, associate chair, undergraduate coordinator and associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

50th Anniversary at the Ballpark

April 13, 2015

Alumni, faculty, friends and family kicked off a year of celebration in honor of The William States Lee College of Engineering 50th anniversary by attending a Charlotte Knights game on April 10. The 49er engineers had a great time eating, drinking visiting and watching an exciting game. A photo gallery of the night is here.

Tour of Fontaine Modification

April 10, 2015

Two dozen College of Engineering students and staff had a chance to look under the hood on April 9th at the Fontaine Modification-sponsored Dinner and Learn at their north Charlotte facility. Over a dozen Fontaine engineers, including four alumni, gave small group tours to the attendees. Fontaine customizes large trucks for a variety of clients such Freightliner and Volvo.

Tau Alpha Pi Delivers 1,275 Items to Food Pantry

March 31, 2015

On Friday, March 27, 2015, Tau Alpha Pi, the National Honor Society for Engineering Technology, delivered approximately 1,275 non-perishable food items to the UNC Charlotte Food Pantry. The pantry is located on campus in the Colvard Building, Room 3135. Each week the pantry serves 30 – 50 students in need. Tau Alpha Pi wanted to assist in serving the needs of fellow students.

Dr. Chris Vermillion Wins NSF CAREER Award

March 25, 2015

Dr. Chris Vermillion, an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has won a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award to further his research in creating low-cost methodologies that optimize the combined physical system and controller for high-altitude wind energy systems.

Dr. Johnny Graham Named to Hall of Fame

March 23, 2015

Dr. Johnny Graham, a former student and professor in The William Stats Lee College of Engineer, was inducted into the UNC Charlotte Alumni Hall of Fame on March 17, 2015.

Since its inception in 1985, the Alumni Hall of Fame has honored only 69 of UNC Charlotte’s more than 100,000 graduates. Recipients are those who have demonstrated excellence locally, regionally and nationally, and in doing so have increased awareness of the high potential of UNC Charlotte alumni.

ECE Shows Support for Community at Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies

April 30, 2014

Picture #8 of this album Two children of ECE student Ryan McCall hold a specially made sign, signed by the ECE Department, for their brother participating in the 2014 Special Olympics opening ceremonies on April 22nd.