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New Interactive Campus Map Launches

On July 15, the UNC Charlotte Facilities Management Department launched a new campus resource aimed at helping faculty, staff, students and visitors explore the campus.

The facilities management information systems team, using Google Maps as a building block, has created an interactive map that offers a wealth of information that individuals can access even before they come to campus.

"Users can search for buildings, parking, dining and information on accessibility and emergencies and more, and they will have live access to campus shuttle information to more easily take advantage of these services," said Michael Peddycord, a GIS application developer with facilities management information systems. According to Peddycord, the new map was developed with mobile devices, such smartphones and tablets, in mind. Individuals can share their location when using the map and can obtain turn-by-turn navigation to points across campus.

Industry Recognition for Engineering Alumnus

Manufacturing Engineering magazine has named Lee College of Engineering alumnus Chris Tyler as one of its "30 under 30" industry professionals who has demonstrated "exceptional talent and leadership in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, which are the essential underpinnings of manufacturing."

Tyler, who earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University in May, accepted a position with Boeing in St. Louis to continue his research on difficult-to-machine materials, according to the article.

The magazine pointed out that Tyler’s research into the creation of a database that contains ideal conditions for milling and turning based upon type of material, tool geometry and tool wear has earned high praise in the manufacturing industry.