The strong engineering college and great opportunities in Charlotte drew Jefferson Cooper ’17, a computer engineering major with a minor in mathematics, to UNC Charlotte. Since his arrival on campus he has become a proud 49er, which he defines as someone who wholly supports our athletic teams and University. Not only has Jefferson found a community within the broader UNC Charlotte campus, he has found a home within the Levine Scholars Program. “This scholarship is like no other; you will not regret being a Levine Scholar.”
Jefferson is the Niner Nation Gold Campus Outreach Chair, the Charlotte Dance Marathon Technology Committee Chair and a member of the Engineering Leadership Academy. He has interned with NASA Student Launch and Discovery Place and has served as a summer research assistant. He is working with another scholar to achieve Green Globes certification for Levine Hall, the new honors housing and administrative building. Jefferson studied abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa.