In The News: Computer science booming in Alabama

Alabama is leading the nation in bringing computer science courses to the classroom.  In fact, teachers are going back to school to learn how to instruct students in computer science. This is the third year for computer science training for teachers at the University of Alabama campus. 22 new schools are… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40

Co-op Selects Ambassadors

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama recently selected 12 students as ambassadors for the 2015-2016 Cooperative Education Program and Professional Practice Program. Co-op is an academic program in which students can earn money and gain career skills by alternating semesters of full-time studies with semesters of full-time work. Students… Read more

Find Your Passion: Broadcasting Engineering

It was just before 3 p.m. on a Friday, and as the song on the radio began fading, Matthew Culver motions to his partner. He was ready to start the show. “Good afternoon, Tuscaloosa, you’re listening to Houndstooth and Hardhats,” says Kara Parks, Culver’s co-host. Over the next two hours… Read more

In The News: Making a Splash: Former Linebacker, ME Student Uses Business Skills to Dive Into the California Wine World

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Drew Bullard has found his way to the business of marketing red wine. After six years in Tuscaloosa, the MBA graduate certainly knows something abour crimson. Bullard, 25, spent four years playing football for Alabama. He joined the squad as a preferred walk-on in 2007… Read more

Sources: The Executive Magazine

In The News: STEM Path to the MBA: The Back Story

As Bob Curtchfield, general partner of Harbet Venture Partners, settled into his Birmingham-bound flight from Chicago, he introduced himself to the young man seated beside him. The two soon found common ground. The 17-year-old young man from San Clemente, California, Jake Warner was on his way to The University of… Read more

Sources: The Executive Magazine

In The News: EcoCAR 3 Opens Doors: Competition Challenges STEM Path to MBA Students

UA senior Kaylie Crosby scribles some last minute notes as her Thursday afternoon meeting begins. Joining her around the table are engineering leaders, communication leaders and faculty advisors. Their weekly EcoCAR 3 meeting has begun and, as usual, there is much to discuss. Crosby, a student majoring in mechanical engineering… Read more

Sources: The Executive Magazine

In The News: University of Alabama students recognized in EcoCAR3 competition as ‘Team to Watch’

University of Alabama students competing in a four-year national competition to design an energy-efficient high-performance vehicle were recognized as the “Team to Watch” after completing the first year of the competition. The awards came as the top teams and presenters were recognized during the first-year EcoCAR 3 competition earlier this… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), The Crimson White

UA News: Strong Showing for UA Students in First Year of National Vehicle Contest

A team of University of Alabama students that is part of a national competition to design an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle was recognized as the “Team to Watch” after completing the first year of the four-year competition, one of several honors for the EcoCAR 3 team. Read more