In The News: The Unique Edge Behind the University of Alabama EcoCAR 3 Team

Like the 2016 Camaro, each team within the EcoCAR 3: Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition possess individual characteristics that make them unique, including the model and design. The UA Camaro will be a Series-Parallel Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powered by E85. The team’s PHEV has an internal combustion engine, two… Read more

Sources: The Green Garage Blog

UA News: UA Engineering Students Replace Historic Steps at Moundville Park

University of Alabama engineering students are getting real-world experience while taking on projects at Moundville Archaeological Park, including replacing the Mound B steps. Read more

UA Research: Rocket Science

A University of Alabama researcher is working with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on designing a new rocket engine that will allow rockets to take on more weight. Read more

AEM Professor Selected for Leadership Position with Composites Group

Dr. Samit Roy, the William D. Jordan Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, was elected to head a technical division within the American Society for Composites, or ASC. The ASC Executive Committee selected Roy as the chair of the Emerging Composites Technologies Division. The main goal of the Emerging Composite… Read more

Lifting Off: UA Engineering Drone Team Forms, Looking to Expand

A team of University of Alabama students is proving that drones are no longer just for the military. Because they are small and can be flown autonomously, drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, are an inexpensive way to conduct aerial surveillance. In recent years they have proved to be… Read more

In The News: Wanted: AP coding teachers

Alabama is looking for a few good teachers to bring its technology curriculum up to code with the addition of Advanced Placement coding classes. A + College Ready, the nonprofit partner of the Alabama state Department of Education, announced Monday it has partnered with Code.org to facilitate expanding computer science… Read more

Sources: Athens News Courier, Alabama News Center

In The News: Mechanical engineering labs to be offered at UA Gadsden Center

The University of Alabama started offering degrees in mechanical engineering through distance learning at least 20 years ago, according to Clark Midkiff, the department head. Midkiff said the challenge has been providing the hands-on lab experience distance learning students need, in addition to video-streamed lessons and online homework. Starting this… Read more

Sources: The Gadsden Times, WBRC Fox 6, WBRC Fox 6 (Video), WBMA ABC 33/40, WTVM ABC 9