Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

UA's Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics undertakes an integral role in educating aerospace engineering and engineering science and mechanics students, conducting innovative and exciting scientific research, and improving the economic development of the state of Alabama.

In The News: Setting the Standard for Sensor-Driven HVAC Control

Supported by the Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition (SENSOR) program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), a University of Alabama team of researchers aims to ensure sensors work efficiently when detecting human movement and occupancy to control HVAC systems and applications. Read more

Sources: ACHR News

In The News: UA students compete in Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge

Water rockets filled the skies above recreation fields at the University of Alabama on Friday. “OK, you use a bottle and you fill it up with water and you just put pressure in it and it shoots,” Avery Reynolds said. That’s the easiest way to explain the Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge.… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Al.com

In The News: UA College of Engineering uses drones to analyze damage at JSU

Drones have become a popular item and now the University of Alabama’s engineering department has found a new way to put them to use. The UA’s Remote Sensing Center used its drones to help Jacksonville state university assess damage to campus buildings after they were hit by a tornado last week… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa) 3/27, WVUA (Tuscaloosa) 3/29

UA Students Highlight Research, Creativity during Annual Conference

More than 450 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are highlighting their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference March 28-30. Read more

In The News: University of Alabama researchers seek spot-on way to weld super-strong steel

As cars have gotten sleeker and lighter over the decades, nostalgia about cars of yesteryear often romanticize their sturdiness – huge boxes of steel ready to take on any impact. It is a memory often not rooted in the reality of the safety of today’s vehicles. “People have dismissed the… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center