In The News: UA Engineer studies shark skin to help in aerospace design

The Mako shark is fast. Amy Lang, an aerospace engineer at The University of Alabama, says that’s partly because its streamlined shape cuts through the water, but it has  a big assist from the shark’s scaly skin. Lang says such a mechanism may also help aircraft surfaces. Read more

Sources: WTOP-FM Radio, National Academy of Engineering

In The News: Diving in: Nguyen makes UA home by jumping into new experiences

Coming to America to attend college was a no-brainer for Vietnamese international student Phuong Nguyen, a sophomore electrical engineering major who loves to try new things. “The United States is the biggest economy in the world, and to go to a university here offers so many more opportunities for my… Read more

Sources: Capstone 101

In The News: Students build cardboard boats at University of Alabama engineering camp

Students from all 50 states converged on the University of Alabama for Student Introduction to Engineering Camp (SITE) this week. Their project for today was to make a “boat” out of cardboard, tape and plastic bags. Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, WBRC Fox 6 (video), WSFA NBC 12, WVUA 23, WBRC Fox 6 (video 2)

In The News: Real-world competitions bridge the gap from campus to career: EcoCAR, mechanical engineering graduate featured

Many recent graduates across the U.S. find their degree alone inadequate to land the job they hoped for. It can be defeating if they have to take a part-time job or an unwanted job due to lack of experience. Many current students express frustration while looking for jobs – EcoCAR expect… Read more

Sources: Siemens Academic

State of the College: An interview with Dean Charles L. Karr

It’s been nearly 11 years since Dr. Charles L. Karr was appointed dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Early on in his tenure, Karr and other leaders from the College set goals for growth and improvement, many of which have long since been surpassed, particularly enrollment, degrees… Read more

In The News: SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media Recognizes 30 Under 30 Future Leaders of Manufacturing: 30 Under 30: Kaylie Crosby

The most challenging aspect of mechanical engineering student Kaylie Crosby’s daily routine might seem surprising. It’s not a particularly hard engineering course or spending many solitary hours studying for a test. It’s maintaining clear and constant communication with over 130 students at the University of Alabama, across multiple disciplines. EcoCAR… Read more

Sources: SME Advanced Manufacturing, Tulsa CW, Forward Geek