Ximena Garcia-Pena was on of seven female minority students throughout the US to be awarded $5,000 by STEM Sports Foundation to pursue their dreams to become engineers or technicians in the automotive and motorsports industry. Ximena Garcia-Pena was a member of Charlotte’s recent award-winning FSAE team where her research and documentation of airflow, design, and patterns […]

Charlotte’s Formula SAE Internal Combustion team 49ers Racing competed at the annual Formula SAE Internal Combustion competition at Michigan International Speedway from May 7-11 2024. In this year’s competition, the team earned its best result in program history with a 2nd place overall out of 115 other domestic and international teams. The effort at this […]

Dr. Erina Joyee, an Assistant Professor at the department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, has received the “2024 AIChE Future Leader-Young Investigator Research Award”. This prestigious award reflects her substantial contributions and dedication to the field of hybrid-composite materials and additive manufacturing (AM). The award also celebrates the innovation and excellence of Dr. Joyee’s work that […]

Youxing Chen, assistant professor of mechanical engineering with W.S. Lee College of Engineering and the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, has earned an NSF CAREER Award for his research proposal, “Atomic-level understanding of stability and transition kinetics of 3-dimensional interfaces under irradiation.” The NSF’s award of $555,785 supports Chen’s study of metallic nanostructure, which will […]

UNC Charlotte celebrated national championship NASCAR driver Alan Kulwicki on December 14, what would have been his 69th birthday.  The William States Lee College of Engineering motorsports students hosted “Underbird Rising – Alan D. Kulwicki Legacy Lunch” to commemorate the impact made on Niner Nation.

When Sofia Verdi was deciding on a university, her top two choices were UNC Charlotte and Virginia Tech.  “One deciding factor was Charlotte’s rapid growth and the resources invested in the engineering program,” Verdi said. As she would soon discover, her decision was on target and would provide direct, positive impact for her college career.  “I’m […]