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Charlotte Engineering Early College a Big Draw
While classes don’t start at UNC Charlotte until Aug. 24, there’s already a buzz of activity in the classrooms and hallways at the Charlotte Engineering Early College (CEEC) high school.
The school’s enrollment now stands at 200 students, which is about 40 percent of what it will be when it has a full slate of five classes. Perhaps the most impressive fact about CEEC is its waiting list of approximately 350 students.
Program leaders envision the school as a blueprint for the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in the region, state and perhaps even the nation. High on the list of goals is to discover ways to bring in more female students, minorities and first-generation college students.
LiveSafe Mobile App Available to Campus
UNC Charlotte officials are offering a free mobile device application for students, faculty and staff to instantly share safety and security concerns with the University Police and Public Safety Department. The free app, called LiveSafe, is now available as campus safety officials introduced the new technology earlier this month. Students and employees can download the free app on their smart phones and tablets through iTunes and Google Play.
Using the app, members of the campus community can share information through text, photo or video directly from their smart phones. The notifications can be made anonymously. Campus police will be able to respond to reports and monitor real-time information from a command dashboard.