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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.

In The News: New astronauts graduate | One of these 13 may walk on moon, Mars

Thirteen astronauts who may be the next humans to walk on the moon or even make the historic journey to Mars have been chosen as NASA’s newest astronauts. Bob Hines, a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, attended high school in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania, but considers Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, his hometown. He has… Read more

Sources: AJC, Paraboliac Arc - 12/21, The Daily Times Leader, Winslow, Evans & Crocker, Inc., Mammoth Times, Minyanville, ABC (Pollok, Texas), ABC (Tyler, Texas), CBS (Harrisburg, Pa.), Parabolic Arc - 1/9, News Puddle, 69 News, Pa Homepage, Fox (Washington)

In The News: Intelligent.com Announces Best Engineering Degree Programs for 2020

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the Top 60 Best Engineering Degree Programs for 2020. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 179 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation… Read more

Sources: SFGATE, Times Union, Stamford Advocate, My SA, Business Insurance

In The News: UA Alumnus named new commander of U.S. Strategic Command

He will lead U.S. Strategic Command and act as the overseer of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. (Charles) Richard graduated from The University of Alabama  in 1982 and will be promoted to four-star admiral as part of the new command. Richard was unanimously confirmed by the senate in late October. Read more

Sources: CBS (Huntsville), Fox (Huntsville), WVUA, ABC (Huntsville), NBC 13

UA civil engineering students place in national contest, adviser wins award

A team of University of Alabama students placed in the top five at a national competition in civil engineering and their faculty adviser won an award for his contributions to education. Sumedh Sharma, Daniel Bridi Valentim and Gabi Willis made up UA’s team for the 2018-2019 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Big… Read more

UA engineering students succeed at Lockheed Martin challenge

Three University of Alabama engineering students opened Lockheed Martin’s Space Challenge Box by correctly solving a high-value problem and unlocking a future of opportunities with the company. Lockheed Martin visited UA’s campus Sep. 9-11 to recruit the brightest minds in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, through the Space… Read more

UA Aerospace Professor Wins 2019 ASC Outstanding Research Award

A University of Alabama engineering professor was recently recognized for his outstanding research. Dr. Samit Roy, William D. Jordan Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, received the American Society for Composites 2019 Outstanding Research Award in Composites at the 34th Annual Technical Conference in Atlanta. “American Society for Composites is… Read more

Collaborative paper earns UA engineering student a conference award

A University of Alabama engineering student and professor’s collaborative research paper was awarded a top honor at a recent technical society conference. Emin Ucer, an electrical and computer engineering doctoral candidate, won a Best Paper Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Power and Energy Society General Meeting.… Read more