Alumni

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: University of Alabama grad, former Redstone Arsenal flight surgeon among NASA’s 12 new astronauts

Bob Hines and Dr. Frank Rubio are among the five women and seven men tapped for this year’s NASA astronaut class, which includes a physician, a surgeon, two geologists, three engineers, a senior manager for SpaceX and four test pilots. Hines, a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, lives in Houston where… Read more

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In The News: NFL adopting Alabama’s medical evaluation tent for sideline

The NFL is already littered with former Alabama players on rosters. Now, it’s taking an idea born in Tuscaloosa and making it a standard policy on sidelines. Following the conclusion of the NFL owners meeting today in Chicago, Roger Goodell announced that medical tents will now be used on sidelines… Read more

Sources: Medical Health News, YellowHammer, NBC Sports

In The News: Medical tent created by Alabama continues to evolve, expand

After seeing the initial prototype for what’s become the SidelinER, Jeff Allen called Alabama dean of engineering Charles Karr. “You and your team did an unbelievable job,” the Crimson Tide’s head athletic trainer told Karr. “These students did a phenomenal job. This thing’s really going to work. But, the issue is… Read more

Sources: al.com

In The News: Meet one of the unsung heroes of the Alabama football program

Allen also worked with Alabama’s engineering department, using a 3D printer to make a form-fitting splint out of a lightweight Kevlar material that was both protective and flexible enough that Drake could bend his arm and handle a football…Allen is working with Alabama’s computer science and engineering departments to develop… Read more

Sources: Al.com

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