Two of UNC Charlotte’s outstanding graduate students represented the university at the 2017 Graduate Education Day at the General Assembly in Raleigh, sponsored by the North Carolina Council of Graduate Schools.
The students met with several elected officials, including Rep. Linda Hunt Williams of Wake County, left, to discuss the impacts of their research. Shown with UNC Graduate School Dean Tom Reynolds who hosted the visit, are from left: Rep. Williams, who also holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree from UNC Charlotte; Ben Gordon, doctoral student in Biological Sciences and Kinesiology whose research is focused on lowering blood pressure through isometric exercise; and Nathan Lambert, Master’s student in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science. Nathan’s research encompasses machine vision, optical design, control systems design, and nanoscale precision engineering used in material testing to help maintain the nation’s nuclear weapon stockpile.
UNC Charlotte graduate student Ben Gordon shares the latest findings on his research on blood pressure control through isometric exercise with Josh Hertel, Founding Director of the Data Science Initiative, UNC Charlotte.