The William States Lee College of Engineering held its fall Senior Design Expo on Dec. 6, 2013. Project teams presented both their completed projects and their mid-project design posters. A photo gallery of the winners and the Expo is here.
The three completed projects judged to be the best were:
High school students from around the country were at UNC Charlotte last week to learn about engineering as it is involved in motorsports. The 24 high school seniors participated in projects including engine and chassis dyno testing, robotics, civil engineering and various experiments using the latest research tools. They also took a tour of the Hendrick Motorsports race shop, competed with each other in some go-karts and got a ride in the UNC Charlotte NASCAR Sprint Cup car. This was the 5th year for the camp.
Motorsports Research Manager is also Top NASCAR Crew Member
June 19, 2013
During the week, Kile Stinson is the motorsports research manager for the Lee College of Engineering. On the weekends, he’s part of the pit crew for the #43 NASCAR Sprint Cup team. And this pit team is good, having just won the award as the best crew for the first quarter of the 2013 season.
In the optimization of a super car, UNC Charlotte motorsports researchers are using super computers and some super brain power to set up a complete computational fluid dynamics modeling and analysis program for an American Le Mans Series racer.
The super car is the SRT Viper GTS-R, which is manufactured by SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. SRT Motorsports is partnering with Riley Technologies, based in Mooresville, N.C., on the design-and-build process for the new SRT Viper GTS-R race cars.
Gathering 20 years after his death, the teammates of Alan Kulwicki shared a number of colorful stories about the hands-on engineer who was the driver and owner of his NASCAR Winston Cup Championship team.
UNC Charlotte’s Motorsports Alumni Chapter held the event to honor the memory of NASCAR Kulwicki on the 20th anniversary of his death and to raise money for a scholarship fund in his name.
UNC Charlotte Formula SAE Featured in NinerOnline Magazine
May 6, 2013
Our UNC Charlotte Formula SAE team made the front page of the UNC Charlotte Niner Times news paper. Check it out in print or go to their website to see how much work it takes to get a racecar ready for competition.
Joey Coulter, UNC Charlotte Motorsports Student, NASCAR driver
March 22, 2013
Check out the newest edition of the UNC Charlotte Magazine. On page 18 is an article about Joey Coulter; UNC Charlotte Motorsports Engineering student, and driver of the Kyle Busch Motorsports #18 Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.