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Engineering graduate programs earn higher recognition in U.S. News rankings

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UNC Charlotte’s William States Lee College of Engineering is again among the nation’s top graduate engineering programs, according to rankings released by U.S. News & World Report on June 18.

For 7 straight years, 49er Rocketry Team claims a spot on the winners’ podium

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UNC Charlotte’s 49er Rocketry Team again finished among the top winners, placing third overall in the 2024 NASA Student Launch Competition.

Adeniyi Adeleke holds check with Ed Morse, Director of the Center for Precision Metrology

Niner Engineer Adeleke wins ZEISS Scholarship

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Mechanical engineering graduate student Adeniyi Adeleke wins ZEISS academic scholarship.

Niner Engineer Austin Stitz Selected for Fulbright Program

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Austin Stitz, a rising sophomore majoring in electrical engineering and a member of the University Honors Program, is one of only 42 U.S. students selected to study as part of the prestigious Fulbright UK Summer Institutes. 

Senior Design Team that designed a heavy-duty seat transportation seat removal system for Fontaine Modification

Niner Engineers Tackle Deep Seated Challenge

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Building car carriers will be more efficient thanks to the hard work of a team of Niner Engineers. As part of their senior design project, the seniors worked with Charlotte-based Fontaine Modification over the last year to develop a device that will improve efficiency when removing seats from Freightliner MD 114SD and M2 trucks as […]

49ers Racing clinches record-breaking 2nd place overall in international FSAE competition

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Charlotte’s 49ers Racing team finished second overall among 113 of the world’s best teams at this year’s Formula SAE Internal Combustion competition held May 8-11 at Michigan International Speedway. The result is the best in program history, with the team also earning impressive rankings in multiple events.

At NASA competition, 49er Miners win 1st place in Presentation and Demonstrations

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UNC Charlotte’s Astrobotics Team, the 49er Miners, won first place for Presentation and Demonstrations in the NASA Lunabotics Challenge held on May 17 at Kennedy Space Center. The team, which has earned an award in the competition for the past four years, finished 11th overall this year.

Niner Engineers host peers from around the world in a design/build competition

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EFx competition features hovercraft and robot mini-golf events

Kennedi Briggs (left) and Jean Rivera

Representing Niners—and supporting fellow engineering students—at a national level

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The senior year was momentous for Kennedi Briggs and Jean L. Rivera, not only because of their anticipated graduation but for a distinct honor: they were two of only eight students selected by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) as FE Ambassadors for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Moving across the globe – making industry impact

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Nneka Ubi, M.S. in Construction and Facilities Engineering, Spring 2024