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There are nearly 28,000 graduates of the UA College of Engineering who have worked in a variety of fields in engineering, healthcare, law, business, creative arts and service. Through their careers, they have brought prestige to the College.

In The News: Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe Is the New F-35A Demo Team Pilot

U.S. Air Force Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe (UA ’11 ChemE) has been named the new F-35A Demo Team Pilot for the 2020 and 2021 air demonstration season. Capt. Wolfe becomes the first female F-35A Demo Team pilot and only the second USAF F-35A Demo Team Pilot in history. Read more

Sources: The Aviationist, Yellowhammer

In The News: Test engineers advise university’s design class

Andrew Carnegie once said, “We learn by doing.” Senior metallurgical and materials engineering students at the University of Alabama are doing just that thanks to two engineers from the Redstone Test Center.  This support began during the fall semester of 2018, when Suzanne McLendon, an Alabama graduate, was contacted to… Read more

Sources: Redstone Rocket

In The News: New astronauts graduate | One of these 13 may walk on moon, Mars

Thirteen astronauts who may be the next humans to walk on the moon or even make the historic journey to Mars have been chosen as NASA’s newest astronauts. Bob Hines, a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, attended high school in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania, but considers Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, his hometown. He has… Read more

Sources: AJC, Paraboliac Arc - 12/21, The Daily Times Leader, Winslow, Evans & Crocker, Inc., Mammoth Times, Minyanville, ABC (Pollok, Texas), ABC (Tyler, Texas), CBS (Harrisburg, Pa.), Parabolic Arc - 1/9, News Puddle, 69 News, Pa Homepage, Fox (Washington)

In The News: NASA, University of Alabama collaborate on in-space manufacturing

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is expanding its partnership with the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa to collaborate on advanced and in-space manufacturing. Marshall Director Jody Singer and Alabama President Stuart Bell signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the university’s Rose Administration Building… Read more

Sources: Intelligent Aerospace, ABC (Huntsville), CBS (Huntsville), Fox 6, NBC (Huntsville), Tuscaloosa News

In The News: UA Alumnus named new commander of U.S. Strategic Command

He will lead U.S. Strategic Command and act as the overseer of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. (Charles) Richard graduated from The University of Alabama  in 1982 and will be promoted to four-star admiral as part of the new command. Richard was unanimously confirmed by the senate in late October. Read more

Sources: CBS (Huntsville), Fox (Huntsville), WVUA, ABC (Huntsville), NBC 13

In The News: Occidental Petroleum CEO, a University of Alabama grad, on cusp of outmuscling a rival 5 times as big

The Bessemer native became the first female CEO of a major U.S. oil company when she took the reins in 2016. Hollub graduated from the University of Alabama in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in mineral engineering, petroleum option, and was inducted into the university’s College of Engineering 2016 class of Distinguished… Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter