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 […]

UNC Charlotte’s 49er Rocketry Team took Second place in the launch division of the 2023 NASA Student Launch Competition. The competition took place in April in Huntsville, Alabama. Each year, NASA challenges middle school, high school, college and university students from across the United States to design, build and launch a high-powered amateur rocket, fly […]

UNC Charlotte’s Formula SAE Team, 49ers Racing, brings home 9th place out of 119 teams after competing at the Michigan International Speedway for combustion cars in May 2023 for the FSAE Competition. The also got 3rd overall in Endurance, 2nd overall in Efficiency, and 23rd overall in Design, just off of an 11-way tie for […]

The Awards Commission of the international Sociedad de Ingenieria de Fabricacion (SIF) -Manufacturing Engineering Society (MES) has awarded Dr. Steve Schmid, professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science at UNC Charlotte, and Serope Kalpakjian, professor emeritus at Illinois Tech, the 2021 SIF-MES Award for their “valuable contributions to the dissemination of manufacturing process engineering and […]

Shank Kulkarni, a UNC Charlotte Mechanical Engineering alumnus and now a postdoctoral researcher at Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL), was named a runner-up in the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) Postdoctoral Recognition Award, where he was recognized for “exceptional research innovation in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.” “This is a great achievement for […]