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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.

Applications Accepted for Graduate Life Fellows

The Graduate School is accepting applications for its 2015-16 Graduate Life Fellows program.

The Graduate Life Fellows’ (GLFs) help build a sense of community within the graduate student population. Coordinating activities and events on or near campus that foster diverse social and academic engagement is one of the most effective strategies used by the GLFs. They also work with incoming graduate students as mentors, offering guidance and first-hand experience with the UNC Charlotte academic system. The GLF program continues to provide engaging opportunities for graduate students to give back to the local Charlotte community via philanthropic efforts.

Additional information and applications are on the Center for Graduate Life website.