Water Bros Article In UNC Charlotte Magazine


They folks in university communications did a great job with the article on Abby and Allison that appears in the Fall 2022 edition of the UNC Charlotte magazine.

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End of the semester festivities

It was good to have some students and alums over food and games as the fall semester came to a close. On the games front, we learned a bit about wombats, gambled with a middle schooler, and Matt Calvin remained undefeated in Kill Dr. Lucky (the family board game of cold blooded murder) 19.5th anniversary edition.

Students/Alums/Business Partners/Guests working diligently decorating cookies
Dr. Williams’ attempt at a stellar battle crusier, with fire coming out the thrusters and blue laser beams (pew pew), was interpreted instead as a half eater fish.
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North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program faculty, students and alumni with Water Bros Desal at the conference

It was good to be back to in-person conferences this September for UMERC/METS/OREC out in Portland. There were a lot of great presentations and it was nice to hear all of the exciting research updates. In particular, it was great to catch up with my former student Casey and hear about all the exciting things he’s doing at NREL.

Catching up with Casey Nichols
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Waves to Water DRINK Stage Finale Pictures

The Waves to Water Communications team has posted a Flickr galley of the DRINK stage finale. There are some great pictures in there, like this one of Landon and me talking device recovery with the NREL team.

April 4, 2022 – (Photo by Werner Slocum / NREL)

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Another student/alumni gathering…another lack of pictures

It was good to have some students and alums over for food and games at the end of the summer and catch up before the semester started. Unfortunately, I think everyone was again having too much fun and forgot to capture any pictures. As is tradition, there were a good number of games of Pairs before we shifted to more treacherous games. Alliances were made. Betrayals occurred. I had my perfect scheme thwarted by a 6th grader. Good times.

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Team Sunergy Takes Second Place

It was another strong showing from Appstates Team Sunergy as they took 2nd place in the American Solar Challenge.


I’m glad that we were able to take care of some material testing to help them certify their roll cage design.

Roll Cage Material Tensile Test
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ASU is racing again this summer

Glad to help out team Sunergy again this year with their roll cage testing.  You can track their progress in the Formula Sun Grand Prix as they look to qualify for the American Solar Challenge.




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