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49er Rocketry Team continues to excel at NASA Student Launch Competition

UNC Charlotte’s 49er Rocketry Team placed third overall in the 2024 NASA Student Launch Competition held at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  This is the seventh consecutive year the team has placed among the competition’s top three. Gracie Judy, the lead for the 2023-24 49ers Rocketry Team, said, “Ever since I was a […]

NCInnovation awards pilot grants to two Charlotte researchers

Two UNC Charlotte researchers have been selected by NCInnovation’s Board of Directors to continue their work through a pilot grant program.  Sukumar Kamalasadan, Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Electric Power Engineering, and Jordan Poler, professor of chemistry, are among eight UNC System faculty selected for grants. Kamalasadan’s research will focus on power grid efficiency, and […]

Two Charlotte students selected for Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Two UNC Charlotte students have been selected for the prestigious Fulbright UK Summer Institutes and will study this summer in the United Kingdom. Selection in the program is highly competitive; only 42 U.S. students were chosen this year.  Coral Hatch, a rising junior majoring in social work and minoring in history, will study at Aberystwyth University […]

PORTAL: Fostering innovation, collaboration to power the future

Internships are valuable experiences for students, especially those who have the opportunity to work with United Protective Technologies, a colocated University R&D partner in UNC Charlotte’s PORTAL building. “My experience with UPT helps fill the gap between learning technical knowledge from classes and implementing it in a real-world setting,” said Anna Centofanti ’24. A native […]

Paving the (run)way for innovations in the aviation sector

UNC Charlotte’s William States Lee College of Engineering, in conjunction with Charlotte Douglas International Airport, has established a one-of-a-kind partnership, the Charlotte Aviation Innovation and Research Institute, or Charlotte AIR.

UNC Charlotte joins NSF I-Corps Hub Mid-Atlantic Region

UNC Charlotte is now part of the National Science Foundation I-Corps Hub Mid-Atlantic Region, a network of 11 universities that helps researchers translate inventions to the marketplace.

Researchers exploring a more secure, reliable power grid with UNC System support

A team of researchers led by UNC Charlotte is working to build a more secure and reliable power grid, thanks to funding through the UNC System Research Opportunities Initiative.

Hands-on engineering experience

Students from the William Lee States Lee College of Engineering spent the past summer gaining valuable real-world experience thanks to the involvement of the college’s business partners and industry professionals. 

Here is what three engineering students had to say about their summer internship experiences.

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UNC Charlotte introduces legislators and industry partners to NC’s first battery research center

UNC Charlotte introduced government officials, and economic development and industry partners to two growing research areas of focus: predicting health and environmental risk and next-generation battery research during an open house on Monday, June 5.

49ers Racing speeds to top 10 finish in international competition

UNC Charlotte’s Formula SAE team, 49ers Racing, returned this weekend from the SAE International Collegiate competition at Michigan International Speedway, where they placed in the top 10. Competing against 119 other teams from across the globe, 49ers Racing earned impressive rankings in multiple events, including second in fuel economy, third in endurance and ninth overall.