Spring 2014 Student Bulletin

Date Published: 
January 13, 2014

In This Issue:

  1. Call for COEN Scholarship Applications
  2. Maximizing Academic and Professional Success (MAPS) Transition Coaching
  3. News from the University Career Center (UCC)
  4. COEN Senior Design Exposition
  5. Other Scholarship/Internship/Research Opportunities


  1. Call for COEN Scholarship Applications

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

For the upcoming academic year 2014/2015, the Lee College of Engineering is pleased to announce that there will be a call for a limited number of undergraduate scholarships. This opportunity is for currently enrolled engineering students who have completed at least one semester at UNC Charlotte and have established a GPA.  Students do not apply for any one specific scholarship.  Once your application is submitted eligibility is verified and then the scholarship committee determines if you meet the criteria for the scholarships that are available to award. 

How do I apply?  Complete and sign the application that will be available on February 15, 2014 at the following link: Scholarship Application.  Along with the application be prepared to include:

  • A one to two page typed essay describing your aspirations of becoming an engineer, career interests and why you should be awarded a scholarship (single spaced, font - Calibri, size12)
  • A typed draft letter of thanks to the scholarship committee (using a standard letter business format).  This will be used to determine articulation of appreciation for a scholarship award and your ability to format a business letter.   If you are chosen for a scholarship award you will be asked to write another letter of thanks specific to the donor of your scholarship. 
  • An up-to-date resume

Hand deliver complete package to Smith 228 (no electronic submissions).  Please note - unsigned applications, hand written applications, and late submissions will not be accepted. 

Award notifications will be sent directly to you through your UNC Charlotte email address by June 15, 2014. For additional information please visit: COEN Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities or contact Lee Ann Parker by email at L.Parker@uncc.edu


  1. Maximizing Academic and Professional Success (MAPS) Transition Coaching

New to the College of Engineering? Sign up for a MAPS transition coach.

New College of Engineering majors should earn 3.0 grade point average or better, but less than 40% do. Get off to a great start with a good GPA - get a MAPS coach.

Coaches are upperclassmen who will help you:

  • Improve your time management and study skills
  • Work smarter, not harder by using campus resources
  • Develop strategies to overcome common first-year student mistakes

Coaching sessions cover topics like improving time management and study skills, building relationships with professors, and assessing midterm grade performance.

Registration is open from January 10-17, 2014. Sessions begin the week of January 20th and run through the week of March 24th.

Sign up today at: MAPS Transition Coaching Registration


  1. News from the University Career (UCC)

The University Career Center has a wide variety of workshops and resources to help you. Visit them at 150 Atkins or visit their website www.career.uncc.edu.

Megan Corkery is the Career Advisor for the College of Engineering. To discuss internship and co-op opportunities, resumes, job search, grad school, or interviewing call 704-687-0798 to schedule an appointment with Megan, or email her at megan.corkery@uncc.edu. Megan holds drop-in office hours in the Career Center and EPIC every week as follows:

  • Wednesdays & Thursdays - Career Center, Atkins 150 (beside library), from 10AM to 12:30PM
  • Wednesdays – EPIC Lobby from 3PM to 4:30PM


Upcoming UCC Events

Mock Interview Day

  • January 31, 2014 (Reserve your interview slot on NinerJobNet beginning January 10th).  Engineering employers participating: Messer Construction Company, McKesson, Duke Energy, SimplexGrinnell, Software Toolbox, Terracon Consultants, Inc.

To participate in Mock Interview Day:

  • Registration for Mock Interview Day begins on Thursday, January 9, 2014 and ends Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
  • Signups are on a first-come, first-serve basis only, so don't delay!
  • Sign up for one interview only through the NinerJobNet database.
  • If you do not already have access to NinerJobNet, you must first register by attending NinerJobNet orientation session in person or online through the NinerJobNet tutorial and submitting the Ethical Behavior statement to the Career Center.
  • Professional dress for mock interviews is required!

How to register for a mock interview:

Note: This event is open to all students; however, some companies prefer to interview specific majors. Please review the schedule notes before signing up.

1.  Log into NinerJobNet via www.career.uncc.edu

4.  Enter the job title "Mock Interviews" in the keyword search bar

5.  Select "Mock Interviews"

6.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Submit

7.  Upload your resume and select Submit again

8.  Choose an available interview schedule slot and save it


EL/JLD Job Fair (Internships/Co-ops/Part time jobs)

  • February 7, 2014  at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center from 1PM to 4PM


Spring Career Expo

  • April 4, 2014 Barnhardt Student Activity Center from 10AM to 3PM

See our Spring Workshop calendar to perfect your resume, job search, and interviewing skills: http://career.uncc.edu/events/program/13

Activate your NinerJobNet account to view part-time jobs, full-time jobs, internships and co-ops: http://career.uncc.edu/njn-orientation


  1. COEN Senior Design Exposition

Join us for the Spring 2014 Senior Design Exposition.  This highly anticipated event scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 2014, will be held at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center in Halton Arena from 11AM to 3PM.  The Expo will feature over fifty completed Senior Design projects.  Come see what our seniors have been working on!


  1. Other Scholarship/Internship/Research Opportunities

2014 University of Nebraska Summer Research Program

Application Deadline:  February 17, 2014

The Nebraska Summer Research Program is a consortium of NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and other summer research opportunities programs (SROP). This intensive summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.

For more information and application please visit: http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/


Academic Year 2014-2015 Scholarships

Application Deadline:  March 17, 2014

With support from the former Whitaker Foundation, IIE provides undergraduate biomedical/bioengineers (and those in a related field) funding for a semester or one academic year to pursue coursework, research, or an internship, in an international setting that is approved by their home university, which is relevant to biomedical engineering (BME).  Award amounts range from $7,500 for a semester program to $10,000 for an academic year program.

For more information about eligibility requirements and the application process please visit: http://whitaker.org/grants/undergraduate-grants/detailed-instructions


Richard Goolsby Scholarship

Application Deadline:  February 21, 2014

The Richard Goolsby Scholarship provides scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students who have shown a career interest or demonstrated practical experience in the plastics industry.  Award amounts range from $1000 to $4000 annually.

Minimum Eligibility:

  • Be a full-time student in good academic standing
  • Be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This includes but is not limited to chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and business administration.
  • Be a rising college sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year college or two-year technical school or a graduate of a four-year college seeking to obtain a post-secondary graduate degree.

For additional information please visit: www.fftc.org/scholarships or email scholars@fftc.org.


Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2014

Scholarships of up to $10,000 will be awarded for the 2014/2015 school year. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the 2014/2015 school year) in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. Undergraduate students planning to graduate in May/December 2015 will be eligible for the 2014 scholarship.

For more information and application please visit:  Association of State Dam Safety Scholarship