Olcmen named ASGC campus director, Baker steps down after 13 years

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — An organization connecting students with NASA has named a new campus director at The University of Alabama. Dr. Semih Olcmen was appointed to the role of UA campus director of the Alabama Space Grant Consortium.  The ASGC is a member of the National Space Grant College and… Read more

Company invests in UA combustion lab

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — An Oklahoma company extended its partnership with the UA College of Engineering for the second year with a $10,000 donation.  Representatives from John Zink Hamworthy Combustion, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, visited Tuscaloosa recently to present a $10,000 check to the Engines and Combustion Lab led by Dr.… Read more

Emeritus engineering professor receives inaugural society honor

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Garry Warren, metallurgical and materials engineering emeritus professor, was recently chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Julia and Johannes Weertman Educator Award by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.  The award recognizes excellence in metallurgical and materials engineering education. “I am very humbled with this recognition… Read more

In The News: UA researchers studying motion sensors to cut back on HVAC energy

Researchers at the University of Alabama are studying ways to help cut back on energy that heat and cools our buildings. This is how 1.5 million-dollar project will work. UA Engineering researchers think new and improved motion sensors could help reduce energy used for HVAC systems. Read more

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