The fall 2018 crowdfunding lineup includes eight faculty- and/or student-driven projects that promise to enhance and transform the collegiate experience at UNC Charlotte. Crowdfund UNC Charlotte is an online platform that assists members of Niner Nation fund unique initiatives.
One project seeking funding is the Sports Analytics Club, which is raising money to purchase GPS tracking devices that will help UNC Charlotte athletics teams analyze game statistics and use those statistics to tailor players’ workouts so their bodies are primed to compete come game time. The club is seeking $5,000 for this initiative.
President of the UNC Charlotte Sports Analytics Club Harish Amatya loves sports, but the junior finance major also loves crunching numbers. Amatya and fellow Sports Analytics Club members help UNC Charlotte athletics teams analyze game statistics and use those statistics to tailor players’ workouts so their bodies are primed come game time. The club is working specifically with the football and baseball teams, as well as men’s and women’s basketball.
“We’re actually making a big impact,” Amatya said “We also get to get close to the coaches and players, which is really cool.”
Seize the opportunity to support the Sports Analytics Club and these other time-sensitive projects:
The 49er Rocketry Club, comprised of engineering students, is raising money to enter and attend the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition. This is a rigorous and fiercely competitive challenge to design, build and fly a high powered rocket to complete a mission designed by NASA. In total, seven teams from UNC Charlotte have competed in this prestigious challenge, beating teams from MIT, N.C. State, the Naval Academy and other veteran aerospace schools. The club is seeking $12,000 for this initiative.
Global Medical Brigades, a student-led organization, is raising money to send 30 UNC Charlotte students to Panama in May 2019. Global Medical Brigades implements free health clinics, alongside licensed health care professionals and community leaders, in rural communities within Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras. The group is seeking $5,000 for this initiative.
The Indian International Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to Indian graduate students studying at UNC Charlotte. UNC Charlotte is a prime choice for Indian students considering overseas education. Every semester, 200-plus new Indian students come to UNC Charlotte with an aim to fly high and a determination to fulfill their dreams. Organizers are seeking $5,000 for this initiative.
The UNC Charlotte Formula SAE team is raising money to design and build a formula-style race car and compete at the Michigan International Speedway. The team of engineering and like-minded students collaborate to build the FSAE car from scratch and develop the performance of the vehicle to be competitive. The team is seeking $7,500 for this initiative.
French Civilizations in Paris is raising money for students to travel to France during spring break to study French history. Students will discover the city's Gallo-Roman past, its medieval history and the age of the Sun King (Versailles). Organizers are seeking $2,000 for this initiative.
The Italian Club is raising money to represent UNC Charlotte at the upcoming Festa Italiana, which provides valuable networking opportunities for internships and potential jobs. The club is seeking $1,500 for this initiative.
The Rugby Club Team is raising money to purchase a scrummaging machine, a padded piece of equipment that helps players enhance their technique and strength. The scrummaging machine will be used by both the Men’s and the Women’s Rugby Club teams. Organizers seek $3,000 for this initiative.