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Adapting Instrumentation Lab 3171L to Changing Times

   November 23, 2020

As the lead graduate teaching assistant for Instrumentation Lab 3171L, Mohan Surya Raja Elapolu has had to do a lot of adapting in fall 2020, as the laboratory class has become a combination of online, in-class, video and hybrid learning.

A Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Ph.D. student whose research focuses on computational modeling, Elapolu has been the lead TA for...

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2020 New Faculty

   October 19, 2020

The Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department welcomed four new faculty members to the fall 2020 semester. With experience and education from some of the finest companies and institutions in the world, these educators bring expertise to our classrooms and laboratories in engineering fields including manufacturing, motorsports, robotics and more.

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Schmitz Named 2019 SME F.W. Taylor Research Medal Recipient

   April 15, 2019

Dr. Tony Schmitz was selected to received the 2019 Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal by SME. The award "honors significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, facilities, principles, operations and their...

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49er Rocketry Team Places High at NASA Event

49er Rocketry Team Places High at NASA Event
   April 11, 2019

The 49er Rocketry Team had a successful competition on April 6th, as its rocket and payload performed well and scored high at the NASA Student Launch Competition. NASA will announce the overall competition winners in early May, after it reviews final papers and calculates total points.

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UNC Charlotte BAJA SAE Beats NC State and Clemson

UNC Charlotte BAJA SAE Beats NC State and Clemson
   March 26, 2019

On Friday, March 22nd, the UNC Charlotte Baja SAE team held the Inaugural Baja Shakedown competition at Dirt World Motorsports Complex in Statesville, North Carolina. The event was implemented as an organized testing event prior to the first official SAE competition at Tennessee Tech on April 11th.

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Betters selected for GE Research Innovate Event

Betters selected for GE Research Innovate Event
   March 1, 2019

GE Research in Niskayuna, NY has selected Emma Betters for their Innovate Event, April 7-9, 2019. During the three-day event, GE will host top female and underrepresented minority graduate students from several universities. The goal is to give students the opportunity to learn and network with other top academic talent and accomplished professionals in a realistic, industrial...

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ASME Honors Dr. Scott Smith with Manufacturing Award

ASME Honors Dr. Scott Smith with Manufacturing Award
   November 27, 2018

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has awarded Dr. Scott Smith, professor and chair of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science at UNC Charlotte, the ...

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MEES Ph.D. Student Awarded Best Poster Presentation at ASPE Conference

MEES Ph.D. Student Awarded Best Poster Presentation at ASPE Conference
   November 9, 2018

Michael Gomez, a Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Tony Schmitz, was awarded the Best Poster Presentation award for his submission: "Determination of cutting forces using a flexure-based dynamometer: Deconvolution of structural dynamics using the frequency response function" at the 2018 American Society for Precision Engineering conference in Las Vegas, NV (11/4 through 11/8...

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