Abby McConnell will graduate Saturday with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in electrical engineering and a concentration in energy.

A delegation of 16 Taiwanese electric vehicle executives received an inside look at how UNC Charlotte is building a talent pipeline and creating innovation for the state and region’s emerging electric vehicle industry during a campus tour Thursday, May 4.

During the 2022-2023 academic year, William States Lee College of Engineering significantly strengthened its research activity, continuing to elevate its position as an innovative engineering college. With 213 proposals written and over $17.8 million in research awards, which is 30% higher than the prior year, the College experienced its best year ever. This increase aligns with University research award growth, which swelled from $57.3 million last year to $73.2 million this year. The College helped drive UNC Charlotte research activity by contributing over 24% of total university awards.

Hispanics and Latinos make up nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population, but they hold only 8% of STEM-related jobs. On April 18, Rob Keynton, dean of the William States Lee College of Engineering, was invited with other colleagues, students and professionals from across the country to the White House to discuss how this gap can be closed.

U.S. News & World Report again ranked William States Lee College of Engineering among the Best Graduate Programs in the nation, according to the publication’s 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Learn about Celestin Gasirabo’s journey to Charlotte.

Tiefu Zhao, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his team of faculty and student researchers are very accustomed to intense lab work. With years of sleeves rolled up and eyes focused down on their technology, they have developed the innovation of wireless power transfer for trains, a first in the U.S.

In Hong Yang, Assistant Professor in the William States Lee College of Engineering, earned the prestigious NSF CAREER Award in January of this year to support his investigations in neuromodulation, which is one of the fastest-growing areas of medicine. Yang’s proposal entitled “CAREER: Magnetic Stimulation and Myelination” was awarded $450,710 for a five-year study beginning 2023.

EPIC’s PoleVolt™ received the Clean Cities/Clean Fuels Coalition Award from Centralina Regional Council last week on February 8. The recognition, part of the “Region of Excellence” awards program, supports regional partnerships to promote clean fuels and energy efficient mobility options.

U.S. News & World Report again nationally ranked William States Lee College of Engineering among the Best Online Master’s in Engineering.