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TiMOTION USA Creates Scholarship at UNC Charlotte’s Lee College of Engineering

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
TiMOTION USA Creates Scholarship at UNC Charlotte’s Lee College of Engineering

TiMOTION’s North American subsidiary recently announced its partnership with UNC Charlotte to fund future engineers in their academic studies. The scholarship funding will benefit full-time students of high academic standing who are enrolled in engineering programs.

Dr. Davies Named a UNC BOG Teaching Excellence Award Recipient

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dr. Matt Davies of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science is among the 2017 recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching.

This annual honor recognizes one professor at each of North Carolina’s public institutions. Each of the recipients receives a commemorative bronze medallion and a $12,500 cash prize. Awards will be presented by a Board of Governors member during each campus’ spring graduation ceremony.

ASCE Carolinas Conference Photo Gallery

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hundreds of civil engineering students from throughout the southeast had a great time over the weekend, as they competed against one another in multiple events at the annual American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Carolinas Conference. A photo gallery of the events is below.

Dr. Mike Mazzola Named New EPIC Director

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Lee College of Engineering is excited to announce that Dr. Michael S. Mazzola will be the third director of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC).

Dr. Mazzola is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Mississippi State University and the Jack Hatcher Chair for Engineering Entrepreneurship. He also served for two-years as the chief technology officer of SemiSouth Laboratories, a company he co-founded.

49er Engineering Astrobotics Crowdfunding Initiative

Monday, March 20, 2017
49er Engineering Astrobotics Crowdfunding Initiative

The Lee College of Engineering’s NASA Astrobotics team has launched a crowdfunding effort to help pay its way to this year’s competition at Kennedy Space Center. The team of eight multidisciplinary engineering students will compete in the 2017 NASA Robotic Mining Competition. The competition objective is to design and build an autonomous robot that can traverse a simulated Martian surface and collect regolith. The team is seeking $2,000 for the competition.

Exponential Reception Highlights Value of Gifts

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

In support of “Exponential: The Campaign for UNC Charlotte,” the Lee College of Engineering held a reception for alumni and friends of the college on March 2, hosted by Civil Engineering alumnus Bill Crowder, class of 1975.

Applications being accepted for Graduate Research Assistantships

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) invites applications from EPIC Associate Faculty members for Graduate Research Assistantships for the academic year 2017-18.  Preference will be given to new, incoming PhD or MSc students.  Multiple assistantships are available.

Dr. Tony Brizendine named CMAA Educator of the Year

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Anthony L. “Tony” Brizendine of the UNC Charlotte William States Lee College of Engineering was recipient of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) 2016 National Educator of the Year Award. The award was presented at the CMAA National Conference Awards Ceremony in San Diego in October.

Happy Engineers Week

Monday, February 20, 2017

APLU Declares UNC Charlotte an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Newswise — CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Feb. 7, 2017 - UNC Charlotte has a robust history of regional engagement that supports economic development, community engagement, innovation and entrepreneurship. In recognition of this strong commitment, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has designated UNC Charlotte an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University.