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Dr. Andy Randolph speaks at EPIC energy seminar

Dr. Andy Randolph speaks at EPIC energy seminar

On April 25, Dr. Andrew Randolph, technical director of ECR engines, joined UNC Charlotte for the last EPIC speaker series of the semester to provide some insight on why the E15 biofuel is a valuable alternative for a variety of vehicles, from NASCAR vehicles to the everyday driver. Randolph’s research focuses on the combustion properties […]

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APLU declares UNC Charlotte an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
APLU declares UNC Charlotte an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

UNC Charlotte was founded as a school intended to serve returning veterans and eventually became a modest school for locals–now, it’s a leading research institution of nearly 29,000 students that has an estimated regional economic impact of $2.1 billion annually. With this, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) designated UNC Charlotte as an […]

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Senate Update: Chartwells liaison Jody Thompson gives updates on dining services, new orgs

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Senate Update: Chartwells liaison Jody Thompson gives updates on dining services, new orgs

The UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) held their second weekly student senate legislative meeting of the year Jan. 19. Guest Speaker Jody Thompson, the liaison for Chartwells spoke to the senate about current and upcoming changes to dining services. She spoke about the optional dining account incentive that gives students free meal swipes after […]

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BYOB: “The Son” by Philipp Meyer

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
BYOB: “The Son” by Philipp Meyer

  “The Son” is a generational-western epic written by Philipp Meyer and released in 2013. Despite being raised in an ultra-southern family, forced to watch “Lonesome Dove” a hundred times over and working at an old country auction house for six years, I have to say that I am not a fan of westerns. That […]

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UNC Charlotte team competes in EPA’s People, Prosperity and Planet National Sustainable Design Expo

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte team competes in EPA’s People, Prosperity and Planet National Sustainable Design Expo

In 2013, UNC Charlotte assistant professor Mona Azarbayjani led an interdisciplinary effort with more than three dozen UNC Charlotte students, and faculty to the biannual Solar Decathlon. The competition, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, featured 19 academic teams amongst which the UNC Charlotte team won the popular-vote People’s Choice Award, and […]

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Dr. Yamilka Baez-Rivera: The spark that powers EPIC’s Smart Grid

| April 15, 2015 | 4 Comments
Dr. Yamilka Baez-Rivera:  The spark that powers EPIC’s Smart Grid

  It’s a Friday afternoon in February and Dr. Yamilka Baez-Rivera is explaining an important requirement needed to enter the Duke Energy Smart Grid laboratory located at UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC). “Only smart people can come in the lab,” announces Dr. Yamilka Baez-Rivera with stern eyes that quickly soften behind her […]

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EPIC dedicates Siemens Large Manufacturing Solutions Lab

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
EPIC dedicates Siemens Large Manufacturing Solutions Lab

Photos by Ben Coon. The Siemens Large Manufacturing Solutions Lab was recently dedicated. The lab is located in the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte. The lab was built using money from a large donation from the Siemens Corporation and serves as a research center to engineer solutions for issues in large-scale […]

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Infrared: science and technology beat

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Infrared: science and technology beat

For Tim Risser, the world is full of limitless energy. The International ThermoDyne co-founder envisions a world in which batteries and chargers are obsolete in a new electronic age, a world where heat and motion alone can power electronic devices and could one day end our unyielding dependence on finite energy forms. However in 2015, […]

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EPIC receives grant to develop new curriculum for ever changing power grid

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
EPIC receives grant to develop new curriculum for ever changing power grid

Please note that in the paper issue of the article, it says it was written by Claire Dodd. This is an error; it was written by Jared Green.  UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC), along with three other universities and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), have recently been chosen as recipients of […]

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PORTAL brings business community closer, offers new opportunity for the university

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
PORTAL brings business community closer, offers new opportunity for the university

The official opening of UNC Charlotte’s newest structure, the Partnership Outreach and Research To Accelerate Learning (PORTAL) building, has got 49ers and Charlotteans alike buzzing with talk of opportunity, partnership and growth. The 96,000 square-foot building was created to serve as “an expanded visible and proximate platform for a variety of activities that will bring […]

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EPIC Director Johan Enslin receives 2014 Energy Leadership Award from Charlotte Business Journal

| January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
EPIC Director Johan Enslin receives 2014 Energy Leadership Award from Charlotte Business Journal

On Jan. 30, Dr. Johan Enslin, director of the UNC Charlotte Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC), will be accepting an Energy Leadership Award from the Charlotte Business Journal at the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte. Enslin has been selected this year as one of the ten recipients of this prestigious award. The award is […]

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Crunching the numbers on campus construction

| January 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Crunching the numbers on campus construction

Capital Projects, the company over the design and construction of projects on campus, releases the estimated cost of construction for each individual project. The bid for the construction of Residence Hall Phase X has recently been released, and with it comes speculation on how much the university will spend on buildings of similar capacity. Current […]

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