Date Published: August 25, 2014

Eight students and two faculty members from the Lee College of Engineering’s 49er Miners Team travelled to Kennedy Space Center in May for a week long battle with 35 other colleges in the fifth annual NASA Robotics Mining Competition. As part of the Senior Design Lunabotics Project, students design and build a mining robot that can traverse the simulated Martian chaotic terrain, excavate Martian regolith and deposit the regolith into a Collector Bin within 10 minutes.

NASA describes...

Date Published: July 25, 2014

Even though ocean water covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, as many as 1 billion people around the world lack clean water.

Date Published: June 18, 2014

Last month, UNC Charlotte’s rocketry team won the Best Vehicle Design award in the NASA Student Launch competition, beating 31 other university teams from across the country in the contest’s rocket construction category.

Although partially charred, with parts burned up or missing after its final launch erupted in a massive fireball, the rocket – nicknamed “Skyminer” and designed by a nine-person team of seniors from the university’s William States Lee College of Engineering...

Date Published: June 6, 2014

The awards tof the USLI senior design team continue to come.  This team was just named a top 3 finalist by National Instrument in their nationwide student competition.  The project  included a dynamic thrust modulation system, ground hazard identification system, atmospheric sensor package, as well as a dynamic analysis of...

Date Published: May 20, 2014

Congratulations to the USLI Senior design team for its recent success in a national competition against other university teams.  In this competition, the team had to design and construct a re-useable dual deployment rocket capable of carrying a payload to an altitude of one mile.

The NASA University Student Launch competition just concluded at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele County, Utah.  This competition matched over 250 students from 31 different universities across...

Date Published: April 15, 2014

The Solar Traffic Light team recently won second place in the undergraduate division of the University of North Carolina Social Entrepreneurship Conference.  There were 40 teams in the competition.

The Solar Traffic Light team was made up of students Alex Esposito, Ben Godsell, Thomas McGukin, Kashif Subhan and Nathan Smith, and project mentors Dr. Nan BouSaba...

Date Published: February 4, 2014

Mark your calendars for the following key events in 2014.  This is the biggest year to date for senior design.


  • Thursday May 1, 2014               SPRING EXPO, Student Activity Center, 11:00 AM - 2 PM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


  • Friday August 29, 2014             Fall Kickoff Breakfast for industry...
Date Published: February 4, 2014

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Date Published: August 9, 2013

UNC Charlotte’s Design Expo yields jobs for new college graduates

By Lisa Thornton

Posted: Monday, Jun 24, 2013


Date Published: June 20, 2013

Three Years Later Senior Design Team Vision Takes Transit Partnership Full Circle with Parking Lot Power

As the Spring 2013 teams finished their senior design projects and departed with their engineering degrees, proof that this highly-anticipated competition gets real-world results is now at hand for an exceptional group from 2010.

That team produced the initial feasibility study for a 500 KW solar power project that would rest atop the shade canopies of a bus...