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.

UA engineering students compete in drone national championship

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Two University of Alabama engineering students will put their drone flying skills to the test this weekend in the first-ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship. Ben Fischer, freshman aerospace engineering student from Vestavia Hills, and Dylan Marcrum, sophomore mechanical engineering student from Appleton, Wisconsin, were accepted to… Read more

In The News: UA Engineers Finalists in International Contest

A team of students at The University of Alabama has been selected as one of the top six finalists to compete in a international engineering competition. The goal of the competition, formally called the Student Antenna Design Contest, which is organized by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, is for… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, Tuscaloosa News

Business, Engineering Majors Win $50,000 in Business Plan Competition

Three undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are ready to take the next step in changing how life-saving medicines are stored and transported after winning the $50,000 grand prize at the Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition recently at UA. Read more

In The News: An Environmentally Friendly Muscle Car

Environmentalists, start your engines? When you think about the Camaro, the term “muscle car” comes to mind… A team at the University of Alabama has lept forward in the process. This four-year competition has seen them finish eighth nationally in their first year and then vaulting to fourth overall after the… Read more

Sources: ASME

In The News: Scaly wings help these butterflies soar

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA—Aerospace engineers are always on the lookout for ways to make flying more efficient. Now, they’ve discovered a trick from nature that can do just that: the scales on butterfly wings. Those incredibly tiny scales—about 0.1 millimeter long—are arranged like roof shingles on the wing, making it a… Read more

Sources: Science