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David Young
Message from Dr. Young
As EPIC closes out 2016, we can't help but look back on the year with pride. We are currently making the final touches on our Annual Report and the data collected unquestionably shows the continued growth of our industry partnerships, applied research, and enrollment in energy courses. It is clear that the charge EPIC was given at our inception is being fulfilled. Thank you to all who have invested in EPIC, and provided in-kind and monetary resources to ensure our success, but especially to our faculty and students, without whom EPIC would not be able to fulfill the promise we made to industry and UNC Charlotte. Thank you and best wishes for the holiday season and a prosperous 2017! 
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Welcome EPIC Affiliates members!
Since rolling out the program in the beginning of 2016, many of our existing industry partners showed their commitment to EPIC's mission and vision by becoming EPIC Affiliates. Affiliates benefit from EPIC's core capabilities in developing focused energy solutions in technology, workforce and economic development, and have preferred access to students with an energy concentration. 

With this first year is coming to an end, we would like to give special thanks to Duke Energy, EPRI, Siemens, AREVA, EnergyUnited, Burns & McDonnell, Piedmont Natural Gas, and Vertex Railcar, for their continued support. As the program grows in membership we look forward to providing our industry partners, students, and faculty better collaboration opportunities to research, learn, to together solve some of today's greatest energy challenges.

We welcome our newest members:
Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a fully integrated engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting firm made up of more than 5,300 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world.
Burns & McDonnell offers more than 350 services with a focus on Aviation; Commercial, Retail & Institutional; Construction; Environmental; Government, Military & Municipal; Manufacturing & Industrial; Oil & Gas; Power; Transportation; and Water.

EPRI Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) 
EPRI conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, it brings together scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and the industry to help address challenges in electricity.  Their research provides both short- and long-term solutions that enable the transformation of power systems to be more flexible, resilient and connected. Their ultimate goal is to provide society with safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity.

Click here for more information on how the EPIC Affiliates Program can benefit your company.
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EPIC offering 3-day Real Time Digital Simulation workshop
EPIC along with RTDS Technologies and Nayak Corporation invites you to a 3-day workshop that will have you immersed in Hardware-in-the-Loop Real Time Digital Simulation. You and other energy professionals will be working through case studies, observing demonstrations, and getting plenty of hands-on practice.

For full details click here.
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Carolinas Energy Planning For The Future
In partnership with the North Carolina and South Carolina State Energy Offices, EPIC played a key role in the research and writing of the "Carolinas Energy Planning For The Future" report. The almost 300 page report, which took over two years to compile, will be used as a reference guide for government and research agencies. Once it is ready to be shared with the public, EPIC will provide details of where it may be found.
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Energy Seminar Series
During the fall and spring semesters, EPIC presents an Energy Seminar Series with speakers from around the region. These experts share valuable information and their insight into trends and news that is related to energy. Seminars are free and are open to students, faculty, industry partners and friends of EPIC. This past fall semester, EPIC hosted 12 seminars with over 420 attendees! Seminars take place at EPIC but may be listened  to live and are archived on our website.

The spring  line-up is being finalized now with our first speaker  on Jan. 10. We welcome Kirk Ellison,  Technical Leader, Generation for EPRI. Click here for the preliminary schedule.
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Happy Holidays from UNC Charlotte
During the Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. Thank you and best wishes for the Holiday Season and a very happy New Year!
Click the image on the right to see a special message from UNC Charlotte - keep your eye out for EPIC's own Yamilka Baez!
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Filling the Workforce Pipeline
  • East Mecklenburg is one of five high schools in North Carolina that qualified for and launched an Academy of Engineering program. Over 50 of their students visited EPIC and were excited to see our state-of-the-art labs and to learn more about the many opportunities available to them in the field of engineering. During their visit they also were able to attend the Fall Senior Design Expo.
  • The North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) partnered with EPIC, Areva, Westinghouse for Nuclear Energy Facts where the facts, stats, perception, and career options surrounding the nuclear industry were discussed. A panel of industry professionals also hosted a Q&A session.
  • EPIC was pleased to partner with EPIC Affiliate members AREVA, Duke Energy, and EPRI to provide an energy workshop to area high school and middle school students interested in energy. UNC Charlotte's NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) student chapter assisted with the program, along with UNC Charlotte faculty and staff.
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EPIC out and about
In a continued effort to garner exposure for the great work taking place at EPIC, in 2017 we will be participating in multiple conferences and expos around the country. If you plan on attending please stop by our booth!
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Power & Energy Conference - Charlotte, NC
CBJ Energy Inc. Summit - Charlotte, NC
Energy Storage Association - Denver, CO
Energy Summit - Charlotte, NC
NC Clean Tech Summit - Chapel Hill, NC
PENC Summer Conference
State Energy Conference - Raleigh, NC
World of Coal Ash - Lexington, KY
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Get Connected
EPIC wants to help you stay plugged into the news, seminars, events and many activities taking place here and throughout the energy industry. We have revamped many of our sites and invite you to like, follow and link with EPIC today!
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EPIC generates the interest of industries, organizations, and educational institutions from the across the US and countries around the world. Look with whom we visited in the last quarter! If you have a group that would like a tour, they may be scheduled on Fridays between 9:00 a.m -12:00 p.m.
American Energy Society
Appalachian State University
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte Global Leader Vision Team
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Clemson University
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Duke Energy
General Electric
Global Technical Services
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Fluor Power
Limoges University
National Renewable Lab
NC Legislators
NC Sustainable Energy Association
PENC Educational Foundation Board
Portland State University
Southern Company
Stanly County Community College
Tennessee Valley Authority
Thailand Provincial Electricity Authority
UNC Pembroke
University City Partners
US Department of Defense
West Point Military Academy

About EPIC: The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte, serves as a state-of- the-art research center that provides  education  and applied research opportunities to students with energy related interests. Our industry-education partnerships unite students, faculty and industrial partners to collaborate on interdisciplinary research and learning.
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