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The College of Engineering's seven academic departments offer students an outstanding faculty, accredited engineering and computer science programs, and some of the most advanced facilities in the nation.

Numerous research projects offer students opportunities to work with faculty in solving current societal problems and in developing technological resources for the future.

In The News: Five Scientific Findings That Could Lead to New Inventions

While new technology can sometimes feel strange, almost other-worldly at first, the future of innovation actually involves researchers better understanding the natural world around us. And inventors are catching on, with more and more embracing biomimicry, or the process of designing products to function as animals and plants do after… Read more

Sources: Smithsonian

In The News: Cognitive neuroscientist to lead Alabama Life Research Institute at University of Alabama

After a national search, a noteworthy researcher in cognitive neuroscience will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director. As the first full-time head of ALRI, Dr. Sharlene D. Newman will provide a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines represented on campus while strengthening… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center

In The News: ASHRAE honors members during 2019 Annual Conference

ASHRAE recognized the achievements and contributions of members to the HVACR industry during the 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 22-26, in Kansas City, Missouri …Zheng O’Neill, Ph.D., P.E., associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Read more

Sources: Engineered Systems

In The News: Composting toilets could be the way of the future

Big, black wasplike things living in your toilet may sound more like a horror scene than a sanitation solution … Often they do so because there are no sewer systems available, and the soil is so impermeable that traditional septic systems back up into people’s yards when it rains, said… Read more

Sources: ABC News

Red Light. Green Light.

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option. Read more

Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute

After a national search, Dr. Sharlene Newman will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director, charged with providing a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines represented on campus while strengthening UA’s research portfolio and profile… Read more

In The News: Tesla under pressure as rivals prepare to launch new electric models

“Electric cars were not as disruptive as we all thought,” said Bharat Balasubramanian, a former Mercedes-Benz executive and head of the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies. “There’s just no incentive to it. They are more expensive, there’s the range anxiety to it. There’s the anxiety about recharging… Read more

Sources: Fox Business