Current News and College Highlights

  • Fall means football and we invite our valued College of Engineering ALUMNI for our 5th annual Bob's Bash football tailgate before the Homecoming game! Food and refreshments (including beer and wine) will be provided free of charge!! The tailgate will also feature demonstrations from the robotics and rocketry clubs, and games for the entire family.  Saturday, October 13, 2018, Tailgate 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Football game 3:30 pm.  Location: College of Engineering, Duke Centennial Hall.  There is no cost to attend the tailgate, but registration is required. If you would like to purchase tickets to the football game, the cost is $20 per person (a discounted rate) and seats are located in Sections 113-114. Registration and ticket sales close on Sunday, October 7. Register HERE.
  • A great write up on our alum!   SWE Global Ambassador Spotlight: Jessica Rogers
  • Another great summer for many Lee College of Engineering students who completed their internships and co-ops with employers across the nation!  At ASSA ALBOY Americas- Door Controls, in Monroe, NC, UNC Charlotte students Francisco Nunez-Ariza (MET) and Alyssa Dolby (BSSE and EMGT) and NC State student Luke Baker (MEGR) presented to over 15 engineering managers and UNC Charlotte alumni about their technical and cost-saving projects. Special thanks to HR Director, Crystal Baker for arranging this opportunity for these bright students to build upon their presentation skills and allow their skills, knowledge and contributions to be known!  
                                                                (Francisco, Alyssa and Luke, 8/9/18) 
  • Learn more about our ENGAGE ME program!  Engage ME, which stands for Engage Multicultural Engineers, is a relatively new initiative within the Lee College of Engineering; the effort brings together students, faculty, professionals and alumni of all races, cultures and genders.
  • Congrats to Tumi Lawanson, the College's Doctoral student named ‘Young Clean Energy Innovator’  
  • Congrats to the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band as they had an opportunity-of-a-lifetime trip to Normandy, France, to represent the US at the 74th D-Day commemoration events; 138 members of the band (including 20+l College of Engineering students!!)  were able to make the trip, made possible by generous donors and major funding from the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association.  Congrats to all of them!
  • Wharton-Smith  was recently voted the 6th best place to work in NC!  College of Engineering alumni and students are highlighted below. (Frank DiPaolo, a Project Engineer is training Project Engineer Interns Jacob Springer, Daniel Gonzalez and Chris Kerr.) Recent graduates Daniel Gonzalez and Chris Kerr have been hired on as Project Engineers and Jacob Springer continues his internship this summer. Second photo- alums, Patrick Reynolds and Jordan Sellers, both Project Engineers, are showcasing their ping-pong skills during lunch.  


  • 49er Students and Alumni Show Off their Spirit down in Cherry Point, NC at NAVAIR!        Calling all proud 49er alum who have exciting news to share, just visit:  or email


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