Students from the College of Education recently were part of the service-learning project that supported homeless children in the greater Charlotte community.
Through “Book in a Bag,” multicultural education students used class time to decorate bags that were donated along with books to children residing in homeless shelters and at the hospital. The project was designed to provide an opportunity for the students – future teachers and educators – to get involved in the community and connect with diverse and/or underrepresented communities.
As part of the initiative, the students identified a multicultural children’s literature book to be used as inspiration for decorating the bags. Completed bags and books were delivered by a group of the students to a local charity that serves homeless families. The UNC Charlotte students will write reflections that detail their experiences with the project.
A team of Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Management students from the Lee College of Engineering has won the American Concrete Institute’s 2013 international Concrete Construction Competition.
Sponsored by the Construction Liaison Committee of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), the competition was open to all university, college and technical school undergraduate students. The purpose of the competition was to find real-world solutions to problems or issues encountered on a concrete construction project.
To read more about the competition, and to see the team's winning entry, visit the College of Engineering's website.