For most people, the summer solstice is just another long, hot summer day, but for the solar industry it marks the day with the most potential sunlight and, more importantly, the day with the most potential to generate solar energy.
College focuses on experiential learning to improve student outcomes
As part of an effort to advance experiential learning for students, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty and staff learned best practices during a recent two-day workshop with Worcester Polytechnic Institute facilitators.
While recovering from major war injuries, elite U.S. Army veteran Devin Yates found inspiration to pursue a career helping others recuperate. Devin is an emerging leader on campus, and his story illustrates how UNC Charlotte has remained true to its origins as an institution committed to serving veterans.
Finance major Wyatt Shely came to UNC Charlotte to pursue a successful career in the finance industry. Charlotte’s status as a leading financial center and the University’s strong business opportunities made the Belk College of Business a perfect fit.
Researchers from UNC Charlotte’s Fire Safety Engineering Technology program and the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) are burning building materials and wildland vegetation to study wind-driven wildfire embers to understand the risks involved when embers from wildfires spread.
Jordan is leading research that includes two phases. First, participants will learn from experts during an educational seminar. Presenters include a sexual assault nurse examiner who will discuss the examination of sexually abused children and evidence collection; a social worker will provide instruction about the manner in which to talk with children who have been abused.
Wilson has done research in the archives of companies that made weapons for World War II and in military and government archives. His search led him to the records of Boeing, Ford, DuPont, the businesses owned by Henry Kaiser and other important war contractors.
Jefferson Ellinger, Associate Professor of Architecture
As a School of Architecture associate professor, Jefferson Ellinger specializes in sustainable design technique. He asks students to think about architecture and buildings in a way that will hopefully advancing the discipline.
The innovative “housing-first” approach to homelessness starts with a stable place to live and then assists with other problems. Lori Thomas’ research proves this approach to homelessness is working in Mecklenburg County.
Tracy Rock, Associate Professor of Reading and Elementary Education
Tracy Rock wanted to teach but wasn’t sure that studying education would work for her financially. Then she was accepted into the first class of NC Teaching Fellows, with a scholarship, allowing her to attend UNC Charlotte.
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