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Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund Grants

The Council on University Community is accepting proposals for the Chancellor’s Diversity Challenge Fund through Tuesday, March 17.

The fund supports initiatives that promote the daily value of diversity in the intellectual life of the campus. Faculty, staff or students are eligible to apply for awards of up to $5,000.

Potential uses for the fund include presentations, workshops, trainings, cultural programs, exhibitions, films or speakers that address issues of diversity; research on issues of diversity; programs to integrate diversity into the classroom or that increase diversity in the academic pipeline; or projects that increase diversity through linkages with the Charlotte community.

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.