Outreach

K-12

  • CCI faculty, staff, and students routinely engage middle and high school students in the Charlotte region through on-site classroom presentations, career fairs, CCI lab tours, etc.
  • STARS Leadership Corps students and Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) scholars perform K-12 outreach that includes e-mentoring to high school students; robotics and computing presentations in classrooms; interactive gaming and culturally situated design tools lesson plans; assistance with Black Data Processors Association (BDPA) Saturday Academies for high school students; assistance with regional science events such as Science and Engineering Fairs and Olympiads.
  • Helping to develop curriculum for Citizen Schools and Communities in Schools after school programs
  • Board members of the Charlotte Area STEM Teaching and Learning Environment for K-12
  • Host annual technology week at Kannapolis Middle School
  • Explore UNC Charlotte weekends
  • Participate in UNC Charlotte’s Camps on Campus hosting two week long events in the summer
  • Ongoing partnerships with Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council Charlotte, and The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Community and Industry

  • Partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte’s “AccessAll” project, which helps bridge the digital divide for low-income families and individuals by installing new computers provided by Dell in the homes of new home owners and dial-up internet access provided by AT&T. The College also hosts introduction to computing classes on the UNC Charlotte campus.
  • Provide guest speakers for community organizations such as the Charlotte Chamber, Charlotte Regional Partnership, etc.
  • Advisory Board Member Charlotte Area Science Network
  • Host annual Cyber Security Symposium
  • Faculty in the VisCenter, collaboration with the Charlotte/Mecklenburg and UNC Charlotte Police developed a mobile app for emergency response. 
  • Faculty and Ph.D. students in the Viscenter have developed tools that track social media trends.
  • Faculty in CS and SIS have developed new tools for bridge management and assessment in conjunction with city, county, and state departments of transportation.
  • Faculty in the VisCenter have helped RENCI@uncc in their outreach efforts. These include meetings with urban and county planners throughout the region so that they can use and assess the urban modeling and visualization tools we have helped develop. In the coming year, we will be expanding this effort to other places in the state.
  • Researches in the Department of Bioinformatics have developed tools to track infectious diseases around the world