The spring Mechanical Engineering junior design project was to design and build a remotely controlled robot that could transport mock fuel-rod casks from one place to another, while traversing an obstacle course. The robots had to be lightweight, well-balanced and cost-effective. Each had to have a crane that could easily engage, raise and lower the […]

Fifteen students and a faculty member from the Lee College of Engineering traveled to Munich, Germany, during spring break 2010 as part of the new Global Perspectives in Engineering program. The program is a technical elective and focuses on the global implications of engineering solutions in the context of transportation, energy and automotive manufacturing.

With bridges across the country in a critical state of repair, the importance of inspection practices and bridge management systems are more critical than ever. To improve such systems for bridges, Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Dr. Shen-En Chen is leading a team in the development of Commercial Remote Sensing (CRS) applications.

The research of Ph.D. student Fabien Besnard has multiple positive implications. It is reclaiming waste material from construction sites, producing fertilizer, and increasing the yield of plants for use in biodiesel.

The Motorsports Engineering program continues its expansion with a new building, additional faculty member, and students and alumni racing on other continents.

When President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he donated the money from the prize to several charities. One of these was the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which used the money to fund the Obama Scholars program. One of the 12 winners of the new scholarships was Lee College of Engineering junior Jenny Salgado.

Helping a local utility solve its environmental challenges and at the same time providing students with valuable field experience, researchers from UNC Charlotte’s IDEAS Center are performing sedimentation studies on Lake Howell in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. The sedimentation research is part of the Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability (IDEAS) Center’s ongoing relationship with the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County (WSACC).

An engineer’s cake recipe

With the goal of creating strong community leaders, the Levine Scholars Program at UNC Charlotte is educating some of the top students in the country through special classes, civic engagement projects, summer internships and international travel.

Timothy Dinsmore believes in a balanced life. As a double major in Civil Engineering and Music Performance at UNC Charlotte, Dinsmore wants to be a master builder involved in all aspects of structures projects, while still making sure music and his guitar are important parts of his life.