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'Coding Boot Camp' Offered for Web Developers

UNC Charlotte will launch a 24-week "Coding Boot Camp" certificate program this November to meet the growing local, national and global demand for web developers.

"The innovative, full-stack program is best-suited for motivated individuals looking for a new career challenge — one that puts them in the forefront of the digital economy," said Asher Haines, UNC Charlotte’s director of continuing education.

The Coding Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte, which will run from Nov. 8, 2016, through May 20, 2017, is designed to accommodate the schedules of students and working professionals, with two evening classes during the week (6:30 - 9:30 PM.) and a four-hour class on Saturdays (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM).

Brain-on-chip Research Mimics Brain Function

With hundreds of billions of neurons and thousands of trillions of synaptic connections between them, the human brain is considered the most complex system on earth. This complexity makes studying the brain an almost overwhelming challenge with nearly infinite research options.

To systematize research components into elements that can be understood on their own or in conjunction with one another, Hansang Cho, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and his research team have developed innovative brain-on-chip devices and monitoring nanotechnologies. Brain-on-chip essentially means micro-scaled platforms that mimic brain functions and allow for unobstructed observations on small, controllable devices. As a mechanical engineer, Cho has expertise in building such devices that has led to in-depth research and achieved high-impact international publication about three types of brain chips covering most of brain activities.

Cho’s research group is part of the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science at UNC Charlotte. His work is currently funded by the Cure Alzheimer Fund and the Charlotte Research Institute. The research team includes five undergraduate students, one graduate student, two post-doctoral fellows and one visiting professor.