Awards and Honors

The College’s faculty, staff and students are recognized regularly on campus, across the region, nationally and internationally for their achievements.

UA Engineering Professor Named AVS Fellow

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Susan L. Burkett, Alabama Power Foundation Endowed Professor in electrical and computer engineering, was named a 2016 American Vacuum Society Fellow. Fellows of the Society are AVS members who have made outstanding contributions in areas of interest to AVS. Burkett was chosen as a fellow for… Read more

In The News: Nonprofit Colleges Online Releases 2017 Ranking of Best Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs

Nonprofit Colleges Online, a website dedicated to putting students before profits has published a ranking of Best Online Master’s in Mechanical Engineering Degree Programs highlighting schools that put education before their bottom line … The University of Alabama placed first in this ranking for its Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree.… Read more

Sources: NBC 3 (Louisville, Kentucky)

UA Engineering Student Wins Bioethics Essay Contest

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Kaylee O’Connor, a junior chemical and biological engineering student from Fort Worth, Texas, won first place in the Institute of Biological Engineering bioethics essay competition. O’Connor’s submission titled “The Cost of Compassion,” was initially chosen as one of the top five essays written on an ethical dilemma… Read more

UA Students Selected for National Research Experience

Two juniors at The University of Alabama were selected to work this summer at one of the of the nation’s premiere research institutions for the physical and engineering sciences. Read more

UA Engineering Ph.D. Student Wins Competitive Award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Xuyang “Rhett” Zhou, a Ph.D. student in materials science from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, was selected to receive a Microscopy & Microanalysis Student Scholar Award given by the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) and the Microanalysis Society (MAS). “This is an important award for this student, perhaps… Read more

UA engineering students participate in ASCE conference

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Engineering students from The University of Alabama traveled to Florida Atlantic University in March to participate in the American Society of Civil Engineers Southeast Student Conference. More than 1,000 students from 25 universities in the southeastern region of the United States, as well as Puerto Rico and… Read more