Award Acknowledgement

Dr. Tao Hong Receives PES Technical Council Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Tao Hong, Graduate Program Director and EPIC Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, received the Power and Energy (PES) Technical Council Distinguished Service Award “for outstanding leadership of the Global Energy Forecasting Competition for the Power System Planning & Implementation Committee" on July 21. He was invited to receive his award at the PES Technical Council informal lunch held on July 30 in National Harbor, MD.

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EPIC congratulates Siemens Energy Scholarship recipient Mark Rubeo

The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center is proud to announce our third Siemens Energy Graduate Scholarship winner Mark Rubeo. The UNC Charlotte graduate student will receive $30,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year for continuing his studies towards a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Two additional finalists, Kang Ni and Sherif Abdelrazek, were considered for the honor.

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Regina Guyer honored with the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Award 2014

Each spring the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council hosts Women of Distinction, an event honoring the community's remarkable women. This year UNC Charlotte's EEAO Director Regina Guyer received the award for Significant Acheivement in Environmental Leadership. She was awarded by Donna Dunlap GS Hornets' Nest Council Board Presidentat the reception and award luncheon held at Westin Hotel on April 10, 2014.

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Three students were awarded the 2014 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) award for a summer study abroad in Germany

Congratulations to Irene Okioga (INES Ph.D.), Max Hartenstein (B.S.E.E.) and Anna Shaeffer (B.S.E.E.) students who were awarded a scholarship to study abroad in Germany this summer. Duke Energy generously provided funding to support outstanding engineering students who have demonstrated a commitment to energy academic research.

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Dr. Johan Enslin honored with Charlotte Business Journal 2014 Energy Leadership Award

On Thursday, January 30, Dr. Johan Enslin was awarded one of  the CBJ 2014 Energy Leadership Awards. Dr. Enslin was recognized for his efforts at EPIC and promoting energy education. Dr. Valentina Cecchi, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an EPIC Associate, announced the E4 Carolina's Emerging Energy Leaders and is a recent graduate of the program.

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UNC Charlotte’s Cara DeCoste and Wesley Johnson were awarded IEEE Region 3 PES Scholarship Plus Initiative

Congratulations to Cara DeCoste ‘15 and Wesley Johnson ’15 for being selected for the PES Scholarship Plus award. A total of 37 awards were granted to students across Region 3. Cara and Wesley are the two UNC Charlotte winners for the 2013-2014 year. There were a total of 228 PES Scholarship recipients selected from 117 universities across the U.S. and Canada.These scholarships were distributed through the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Fund, which is used to support the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative.

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EPIC director named a 2014 CBJ Energy Leadership Award winner

NC Charlotte Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) Director Johan Enslin is a 2014 Energy Leadership Award honoree. Named by the Charlotte Business Journal, Enslin is one of 11 winners to be recognized for making the Carolinas a global force in the energy industry. The winners will be honored along with the first lifetime achievement award recipient, Duke Energy’s Jim Rogers, at the fourth annual awards reception, Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Mint Museum Uptown.

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Dr. Tao Hong receives gift grants from The Pinnacle Forecast, LLC

Dr. Tao Hong, Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and EPIC Associate, has received multiple gift grants from The Pinnacle Forecast, LLC to conduct research in energy forecasting. Pinnacle, a new company providing software solutions to energy traders, established a gift account through UNC Charlotte's Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC), an interdisciplinary research center. The initial gift of $10,000 is in place and Pinnacle has committed an additional $15,000.

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UNC Charlotte’s Urban Eden takes first place in the People’s Choice Award and third place in the Engineering Competition

Thanks to everyone for supporting the Urban Eden team. For details about the competition see the DOE Solar Decathlon website.


Chris Tyler Wins Siemens Graduate Scholarship

Chris Tyler, a Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student, has won the 2013-14 Siemens Energy Graduate Scholarship.The $30,000 scholarship was established by UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) with funds provided by Siemens Energy. This is the second time the scholarship has been awarded.

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EPIC Advisory Board Member selected as 2013 Father of the Year

Mark A. Pringle who serves on the Energy Production & Infrastructure Center advisory board was named 2013 Father of the Year.


Regina Guyer is Recognized for Outstanding Environmental Efforts

Regina Guyer is the associate director of the IDEAS Center at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has recently been named Sustain Charlotte's Outstanding Educator for 2013. Sustain Charlotte's second Community Sustainability Awards ceremony honored both public and private sectors who made extraordinary strides to advance the organization's "Charlotte 2030: A Sustainable Vision for Our Region" vision. The goal of Sustain Charlotte is to raise awareness and encourage Charlotte's sustainability usage.

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EPIC Associate Regina Guyver Named 2013 Outstanding Educator by Sustain Charlotte

Sustain Charlotte honored EPIC Associate Regina Guyer as its 2013 Outstanding Educator at the organization's gala gathering April 6. Guyer was among a select group of  regional leaders recognized by the organization for their efforts to implement  "CHARLOTTE 2030, A Sustainable Vision for Our Region."

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