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PlanCharlotte Workshops Share Neighborhood Stories

Every neighborhood has a story, but often the people who live there don't know what they are or where to find them. Does it have a special landmark that ought to be preserved? What about an interesting history? Maybe it has environmental treasures or distinctive architectural features.

At two free, public workshops, Charlotte residents can get help learning how to find out those answers. On Tuesday, March 3, and Saturday, March 7, experts will show residents how to become savvy neighborhood sleuths and discover more about the places where they live.

The March 3 workshop will be from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Midwood International and Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave. The March 7 event is scheduled for 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Beatties Ford Road Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Rd.

University to Host ‘RoboResearch’ Seminar

The North Carolina Council of IEEE and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are sponsoring the one-day event “RoboResearch” on Friday, March 6, on the Charlotte Research Institute campus.

This seminar will bring together leading experts in government, research and industry to advance the development of robotics in the state. "North Carolina has great potential to be a center for robotics development. We hope to encourage all involved to work together to achieve that goal," according to seminar chair Grayson Randall, CTO of Ascot Technologies Inc.

UNC Charlotte’s James Conrad, professor of electrical and computer engineering, noted robotics researchers and designers from industries throughout North Carolina have been invited to the March 6 seminar. He will be among the University speakers at the event, along with Jing Xiao from the Computer Science Department and Paul Wetenhall, president of Ventureprise Inc.; Robert Wilhelm, vice chancellor for research and economic development will give opening remarks.