Eight UNC Charlotte alumni from the William States Lee College of Engineering are collaborating on building the first new commercial nuclear reactors in the United States in the past 30 years. These former classmates include Kevin Departhy, George Gora, Chuck Jenkins, Justin Marsh, Gregg Nantz, Dustin Parks, Rebecca Parks and Weston Trimble.
The team is constructing Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 for Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. CB&I and Westinghouse are building the new Westinghouse AP1000 Advanced Passive Light Water Reactors at the existing plant site near Waynesboro, Ga. CB&I is performing the engineering, procurement and construction for the project.
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A photography exhibition in honor of Holocaust survivor and UNC Charlotte professor emerita Susan Cernyak-Spatz opens with a community reception on Sunday, April 27 at 5:00 PM in the College of Education, room 402.
The exhibit, titled "Susan Cernyak-Spatz: Auschwitz-Birkenau Survivor and the Lives She Touches," features photographs by Matthew Brien, a photographer and UNC Charlotte student. The images depict Cernyak-Spatz with students and alumni. The event will feature music and reflections from people who are depicted with Cernyak-Spatz.
The College of Arts + Architecture and the Department of Languages and Culture Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are sponsoring the event, which also received support from the German program in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.