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: Women’s Day 2018: 50 influential and inspiring women in 3D printing

Viola Acoff is a metallurgical and materials engineer who has been working to promote STEM education for over two decades. Currently acting as associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Alabama, Acoff holds a doctoral degree in materials engineering and has expertise in additive manufacturing, materials… Read more


Computer science professor named BSSw Fellow

Dr. Jeffrey Carver, a professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, has been named as one of the four inaugural fellows of the Better Scientific Software (BSSw) project, a program that gives recognition and funding to leaders and advocates of high-quality software. Carver was recognized for this achievement… Read more

In The News: UA student technology advances outside of research

Four students on campus have come together to create an accessible combination of technology and sports to improve players’ softball and baseball game, originally thanks to the UA Emerging Scholars program. “I kind of took to computers from an early age and I wasn’t satisfied with just playing with Microsoft… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, Baseball News

In The News: Alabama awarded patent for sideline tent

The University of Alabama’s win in the College Football Playoff wasn’t the school’s only big football-related win in January. The school was also assigned a patent for the collapsable sideline tent that was invented by trainers and mechanical engineering students at Alabama and is now ubiquitous in major football. The co-inventors are Jeff Allen, Thomas… Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal, Fox 6 (Birmingham),,, Tuscaloosa News, Austin American-Statesman, SEC, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Yahoo!, Saturday Down South, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia), Campus Sports, WHNT-CBS (Huntsville), WCNN-AM (Atlanta, Georgia)

In The News: EAP University Grant Competition Winners For 2017

We had some fantastic submissions to the 2017 EAP University Grant Program! Applicants used STK to demonstrate their problem solving and creating thinking. Selecting the top scenario was a challenging decision, but we are happy to announce the following winners … 3rd Place: Adam Benabbou from University of Alabama: ‘Use of… Read more

Sources: Public

Engineering professor receives top prize for collaborative paper

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A College of Engineering professor was recognized this spring for his work on enhancing 360-degree video virtual reality streaming at an international conference. Dr. Jacob Chakareski, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, was honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for a collaborative paper that… Read more

Emeritus engineering professor receives inaugural society honor

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Garry Warren, metallurgical and materials engineering emeritus professor, was recently chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Julia and Johannes Weertman Educator Award by The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.  The award recognizes excellence in metallurgical and materials engineering education. “I am very humbled with this recognition… Read more