Announcements - Current Students

Advising for spring begins Oct 9!

Important Dates

October 7&8  Fall Weekend
October 7      Midterm Grades sent out
October 7      Spring courses available in Banner
October 9-November 1    Advising for spring
                      Complete advising Canvas requirements
                      Get your Academic Plan Approved
                      Get your Academic Hold lifted
                      Meet with Advisor if required
November 1  Advising period Closes
November 4  Registration for spring semester begins

Design Competition Opportunities

Dog House Design Sprint

Work with professionals to sprint through the design process to choose the best dog house design to protect rescue dogs in the NC mountains from 3-6 pm on 10/25.  This will take place at Hawthorn in basement.

Second date will be selected to complete the design details and specify materials to be purchased and construction instructions.  This will take place at Hawthorn.

Third date will be selected to build the dog houses.  This will be off-site, but along the light rail.

Participate in all or part of the event.


SPARK Competition

     Compete against 4 other Universities with industry mentors in 2-day design competition taking place on UNC Charlotte campus 10/22-23


Creativity Lab


Samantha Luu runs the Creativity Lab

Submit drawings for print through the ENGR 0600 Canvas Page

Pick up drawings after Samantha marks complete on the table outside of the basement classroom.


Design and prototype a Better Doorbell

See the canvas page for details and rules

Due 10/15 


Due 11/12

Design a desktop fan

VOLT student org will be available to help students use the robotics equipment.

Bring to ENGR 0600 to display and defend



Due 11/14

ENGR 0600 students are expected to participate in a group and submit a photo log during the first semester.

Due date and instructions are found in the Canvas page


EPIC Innovator Contest

Pitch a solution to an energy-related problem or a new energy technology and compete for $1,000!

Application deadline 12/1/2019

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Gingerbread House Competition

12/4/2019 at 5:00 in Hawthorn Classroom

Build a gingerbread house, drink some hot chocolate, watch Rudolph.  Houses will be judged at 6:30 based on load bearing strength.




Design Challenge #3

Due in spring



Field Trips!

Field Trip - 11/8/2019  Friday

Regional Utility Plant Construction Site on campus

Tour the construction site that you pass every day.  Learn how the Regional Utility Plant will serve the campus.  Speak with the Site Manager from Balfour about the project plan and how this tool is used to manage and plan the progress of the site's construction.

Hard hat and safety vest provided.  

Must wear closed-toed sturdy shoes and long pants.

Reservations will be taken starting October 7th.  To reserve your space, bring completed consent/waiver (will be posted in late Sept) to SMITH 271.

Residential Staff at Hawthorn

Residential Coordinator: Jammal Cooks (

Residential Assistants:

103   Gabriel Maldonado
119   Tyler Chapin
203   Jameson Cunningham
219   Tatiana Hernandez
303   Victor Deras
319   Santaja Brown


What is there to do around here?


Please check out our upcoming events!

For additional information contact Program Assistant Yolanda McIlwaine: