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2015 Student Achievement Awards

April 22, 2015

The William States Lee College of Engineering honored its outstanding students at the 14th annual Celebration of Student Achievement Awards on April 21th in the Student Activity Center.

The awards and students recognized were:

Benjamin O. Hood Service Award

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.

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.

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