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Engineering a strong experience based in hands-on research

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Aidan Restelli, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in biomedical engineering, Spring 2024

Sydney Prince '22 works atop the pit box at Dover Motor Speedway. Photo credit: Rusty Jarrett/NKP.

Niner Engineer Sydney Prince featured by NBC Sports for her unique role in NASCAR

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This weekend, NBC Sports spotlighted Sydney Prince ‘22 as being the only female engineer on the pit box at many Cup races, a critical and storied place to be during NASCAR races.

Breaking records

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Riley Felts, a redshirt senior who will graduate with her master’s degree in geoenvironmental engineering, is an All-American pole vaulter who finished as national runner-up at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Photo by Megan Bentley

Charlotte ASCE takes top honors at regional competition

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UNC Charlotte’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) chapter won 10 awards at the 2024 Carolinas ASCE Student Symposium.

Charlotte’s chapter placed No. 1 in the Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge and Sustainable Solutions competitions, No. 2 in the Surveying competition and No. 2 overall out of the nine competing universities.

Unraveling the secrets to tougher materials to support safer, lower cost energy production

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Youxing Chen, assistant professor of mechanical engineering with W.S. Lee College of Engineering and the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, has earned an NSF CAREER Award for his research proposal, “Atomic-level understanding of stability and transition kinetics of 3-dimensional interfaces under irradiation.”

49er Rocketry Team headed to NASA’s student launch competition

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On April 13, the UNC Charlotte 49er Rocketry Team will compete in NASA’s Student Rocket Launch Competition in Huntsville, Alabama, near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. They have placed in the top two places for the past seven years.

Undergraduate program renamed “Electromechanical Engineering Technology”

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UNC Charlotte’s Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management, in its commitment to remain current with industry trends and technology, announces a program name change effective Fall 2024. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology will be renamed the Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology.

Fifteen Engineering PI’s in Inaugural $1Million Research Circle

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Researchers from across UNC Charlotte who lead initiatives with $1 million or more in active external funding were recognized during a reception on Wednesday, March 27. Almost one quarter of the recognized researchers are PI’s from the William States Lee College of Engineering, including Wei Fan who has more than $5 million in active external research grants.

Left to right: Aidan Restelli, Ryan Kistemaker, Rebecca Wicklin, Dr. Richard Chi, Jason Bird, Jason Harper of Queen City News

UNC Charlotte’s Helping Hand Project delivers hope through 3D prosthetics

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Students at UNC Charlotte are applying 3D printing technology through the Helping Hand Project to create personalized prosthetic hands for children with limb differences.

Heavy Lifter

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Dr. Tina Chen is among a group of women at UNC Charlotte who are making a mark locally, regionally, nationally and internationally through research collaborations and groundbreaking work in data science.