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: Alabamian, first female appointed as Marshall Space Flight Center director

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday named Alabamian Jody Singer as director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville and Alabama lawmakers praised the historic appointment. Singer, who has been the center’s deputy director since February 2016 and serving as acting director since July, is the first woman appointed to the… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer News, Alabama Political Reporter, AL.com

In The News: Alliance Awards $55,000 in Scholarships Through 2018 Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the recipients of its 2018 Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarships, which include three new recipients and the renewal of eight scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year … A William A. Good Scholarship was renewed for Sophie McGuire, who attends University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa… Read more

Sources: Roofers Coffee Shop

In The News: 2018 SEMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AND LOAN FORGIVENESS AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $297,000 to 102 individuals this year, including scholarships for current students and loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies … Dudley Moore (University of Alabama, Mechanical Engineering) Read more

Sources: Specialty Equipment Market Association, Aftermarket News

UA engineering student awarded research grant

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A member of UA’s antenna team was recently awarded a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Katelyn Isbell, an electrical and computer engineering senior from Chesapeake, Virginia, received the Eugene F. Knott Memorial Pre-Doctoral Research Grant worth $1,500 from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation… Read more

In The News: ASTM International awards $10,000 scholarships to students at Alabama, McGill, Vanderbilt, IUP

ASTM International president Katharine Morgan announced that four graduate students each won $10,000 scholarships for their graduate studies in fields where technical standards play a crucial role. This year’s winners were chosen from a competitive pool of 25 applications … Mechanical engineering student Kathryn Anderson of the University of Alabama… Read more

Sources: Control Design

UA assistant professor organizes NSF visioning workshop

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. — A University of Alabama engineering professor was awarded a grant to organize a National Science Foundation visioning workshop this spring. Dr. Jacob Chakareski, electrical and computer engineering assistant professor, was named principal investigator of a $49,998 grant to organize the Future VR/AR Network — Towards Virtual Human/Object… Read more