Awards and Honors

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

In The News: Tuscaloosa students named National Merit Scholarship winners

Two Tuscaloosa students were named among thousands of students as National Merit Scholars. Jordan Walker of Northridge High School and Roeder McNair of Holy Spririt Catholic High School were named winners in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Walker and McNair were among 54 students from across the state to be… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Destin resident receives NASA recognition

The Alabama Space Grant Consortium has given seven University of Alabama engineering students $42,000 in graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship money. Megan Wood of Destin, a senior in mechanical engineering, received a scholarship. The graduate fellowships are funded jointly through the ASGC and the UA Office for Research and Economic… Read more

Sources: The Destin Log (Florida), Tuscaloosa News

Tide Continues To Roll: UA Robotics Team Has Successful Year

There’s a team of students at The University of Alabama who have won multiple national titles in recent years and perform at a high level. This team doesn’t play football, though. It creates and competes with robots. Alabama Astrobotics won its third national title at a NASA robotics contest in 2016… Read more

UA Engineering Students Awarded Scholarships, Fellowships by NASA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama Space Grant Consortium has given seven University of Alabama engineering students $42,000 in graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship money. Fellowships were given to Nicholas Jose… Read more

In The News: UA robotics team wins 3rd consecutive competition

For the third year in a row, the University of Alabama Astrobotics team won the NASA Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The team beat out 45 other collegiate teams from across the nation. They received the Joe Kosmo Award for scoring the most points in… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Alabama News Center

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