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Awards and Honors

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

State Engineering Hall of Fame Inducts 2020 Class

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted six new members during a recent ceremony at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa. These six individuals joined the 192 inducted into the Hall of Fame over the past 32 years: Sheila Cummings, Linda Ducharme, Michael Johns, Kenneth Kelly, David… Read more

UA Engineering Student Awarded U.S. Department of Transportation Fellowship

A University of Alabama engineering doctoral student was awarded a national fellowship with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Gabi Willis, a civil engineering doctoral candidate, was awarded a fellowship with the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program. This program, which is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, includes a $5,000… Read more

In The News: NASA Announces Next Round of Candidates for CubeSat Space Missions

NASA has selected 18 small research satellites from 11 states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets launching in 2021, 2022 and 2023. The selected CubeSats were proposed by educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and NASA centers in response to NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) call for proposals issued in August… Read more

Sources: NASA

UA Chemical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Earns Research Award

A University of Alabama engineering student’s research presentation was awarded a top honor at a recent international conference. Kathryn O’Harra, a chemical engineering doctoral candidate, was awarded first place for her oral research presentation at the 5th International Conference on Ionic Liquid-Based Materials, or IL-MAT V. This conference, which was… Read more

In The News: Saluting some smart cookies: Girl Scouts honor local leaders

Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama on Wednesday hosted the West Alabama One Smart Cookie Celebration at the Tuscaloosa River Market. The event served to raise money for the organization, recognize outstanding Women of Distinction in West Alabama, and showcase the impact local Girl Scouts have on their community. Pam Parker… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

Computer science professor named IEEE Fellow

A professor in the College of Engineering has been recognized by an international organization for his extensive research on Wi-Fi standardization. Dr. Yang Xiao, a professor in The University of Alabama Department of Computer Science, has been named an IEEE Fellow for the class of 2020. “IEEE Fellow is recognized… Read more

In The News: Aviation Week Network Announces 20 Twenties Winners for 2020; Top Technology Students to be Honored March 12 at Laureates Awards Gala

Aviation Week Network, in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), today announced the winners of its awards program, “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties.” The awards recognize students earning STEM degrees who are nominated by their universities on the basis of their academic performance, civic contribution… Read more

Sources: MarketScreener, Globe Newswire, Yellowhammer