UNC CHarlotte Hosts Regional Conferences

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ASME Conference

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science hosted the 2010 ASME District F Student Professional Development Conference on April 23 – 25. More than 100 mechanical engineering students from across the Southeast attended the conference, where participants competed in the Oral Presentation Competition, Poster Presentation Competition, Webpage Design Competition, and Student Design Competition. The task for the Student Design Competition was to design and build an autonomous recycling sorter.

IEEE Conference

Charlotte was the site of the IEEE SoutheastCon 2010, which was held March 18-21. More than 870 people attended, including 410 students and 75 exhibitors manning 29 exhibitor tables. Dr. Jim Conrad of UNC Charlotte Electrical and Computer Engineering was the general chairman for the event.

The theme of the conference was “Energizing Our Future.” Some of the topics for the many technical papers, seminars and tutorials included smart grids, nuclear energy, solid-state lighting, wireless networks, battery energy, biomass energy, solar cell effiencies, and multiple renewable energies.

Student competitions included technical paper, hardware, software, ethics, website and t-shirt. The hardware assignment was to design and build a solar-powered vehicle to drive around a course as many times as possible.