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: UA professors comment on recent terror attacks

It seems that terrorists’ attacks are in the news more and more often, whether it’s overseas or in our native country. Last night, a man deliberately drove into a group of Muslims leaving a mosque in London, leaving 11 injured and one dead. In the wake of the terrorists’ attacks… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

Pitching Code: Computer science student designs app for baseball, starts company

Great ideas begin with questions, and for a University of Alabama student, his questions led him to an invention. Now, Matt Bowen and some classmates are turning that idea into a company. “This has been way more than I could have ever imagined,” said Bowen, a senior from Huntsville. Bowen… Read more

In The News: University of Alabama grad, former Redstone Arsenal flight surgeon among NASA’s 12 new astronauts

Bob Hines and Dr. Frank Rubio are among the five women and seven men tapped for this year’s NASA astronaut class, which includes a physician, a surgeon, two geologists, three engineers, a senior manager for SpaceX and four test pilots. Hines, a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, lives in Houston where… Read more

Sources: Al.com, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), CBS News, Newsweek, NBC 13 (Birmingham), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), WHNT-CBS (Huntsville), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), WZDX-Fox (Huntsville), Mobile Scout, Tuscaloosa News, Crimson White, Medical Health News, Yellowhammer, WGAL-NBC (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

UA Engineering Students Awarded Scholarships, Fellowships by NASA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama Space Grant Consortium has given seven University of Alabama engineering students $42,000 in graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship money. Fellowships were given to Nicholas Jose… Read more

In The News: UA to partner with Airbus

The University of Alabama and Airbus have signed an agreement designed to boost the school’s engineering education and research efforts. Airbus will assist UA in purchasing equipment in the areas of additive manufacturing and aerodynamic velocity measurements as well as a variety of student engagement activities. Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal, Fox 6 (Birmingham), 3-D Printing Industry, KAKE-ABC

In The News: Special radar to be built at University of Alabama

An international team of researchers is studying the North-East Greenland Ice Stream to find out how much glaciers and ice sheets will influence rising seas. According to a report on the school’s website, engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will develop a radar that should provide an accurate image… Read more

Sources: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia), Associated Press, Tuscaloosa News, NewsOK, CBS 42 (Birmingham), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WBHM-FM (Birmingham)

Researchers to Build Unique Radar to Study Glaciers, Rising Sea Level

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will develop a radar that should provide an accurate image of what occurs at the base of the North East Greenland Ice Stream to help better predict rising sea levels. Read more