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EFx competition features hovercraft and robot mini-golf events

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.