In The News: UA SITE camp hosts 150 high school students

The University of Alabama’s engineering department held the 25th annual SITE camp, or Student Introductory to Engineering Camp, from July 12-31. The camp has three one-week segments in which 150 high school students, who are rising juniors and seniors from all across the country, travel to Tuscaloosa to take part… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News

Auto Focus: College Working with Auto Industry for Tomorrow’s Vehicles, Workforce

Ten years from now, cars and trucks will have more electronics and software than mechanical parts, which creates an opportunity for research and innovation. “There is a dramatic shift in electrical drive and batteries, and with this move comes more questions we can research and analyze,” said Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian… Read more

Two Degrees of Separation: College offering new programs in environmental, architectural engineering

As opportunities in industry continue to grow for engineering graduates, The University of Alabama is making sure to keep the pace. In the 2014–15 academic year, the University began offering degrees in architectural engineering and environmental engineering. The College of Engineering previously offered minors in both areas along with degree… Read more

Making a Name: College alumni from the era of recent expansion are beginning to make a name for themselves and UA

They were called the “best and the brightest,” and now many of the students who helped kick-start the current era of The University of Alabama are taking positions of responsibility in their careers, strengthening their alma mater’s name as well as their own. “Having these fine graduates begin to rise… Read more

In The News: Will Teaching New Computer Science Principles Level the Playing Field?: Dr. Jeff Gray in Computer Science featured in article

It’s no secret that computer science (CS) courses are not a priority in many high schools. Across the nation, many schools get away with packaging courses that teach kids to make Powerpoints, spreadsheets and other rudimentary work as ‘computer science.’ But when authentic CS is offered, it’s often in the… Read more

Sources: edSurge

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2015

A growing number of Crimson Tide student athletes are studying in the College of Engineering as academic support from athletics and the College help student athletes manage their time for the classroom and competition. This issue also catches up with recent alumni who came to the Capstone during a growth… Read more

In The News: Student studies in Innsbruck, gets to travel Europe

This summer I was fortunate enough to participate in the UA in Austria program led by Glenn Tootle through the College of Engineering. I participated in the summer interim course, Water Resources and Climate: European Alps, to gain a unique technical elective credit for my major. Although I returned from… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: STEM Path Students Finding Solutions to Poverty in India

A group of 14 students from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and College of Engineering’s STEM Path to the MBA program will travel to India on July 13 for a three-week excursion, but this is not a typical study abroad trip. These students in the innovative STEM MBA program are… Read more

Sources: Culverhouse News

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