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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 students participate in Drone Racing competition at UAH

Ben Fischer, University of Alabama: “We scratch build all of it. Some of us design. Like, I like to design my own frames, so we design it out. Get it milled out of carbon fiber and put it all together with electronics.” Kelly Kennedy, Eyewitness News: “Right behind me is… Read more

Sources: WBRE-NBC (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania)

UA engineering students launch test balloons

A group of University of Alabama engineering students held a test balloon launch in November to prepare for an upcoming series of complex launches this spring. Project Fenrir is a team of nine UA engineering and computer science students who have the goal of designing and testing a modular, multi-mission… Read more

In The News: Under the ice

Using the word summer to refer to Greenland is an insult to the idea of summer. Nevertheless, it was “summer” when a team of researchers from The University of Alabama dragged a radar across the Arctic ice in hopes of seeing underneath. Read more

Sources: Phys.org

In The News: Spilling The Secret To A Mako Shark’s Speed

For years, researchers led by Amy Lang of the University of Alabama have been studying how large and heavy aquatic animals can reach such a high speed. Their latest results will be presented at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society in Boston. Read more

Sources: Forbes, New Scientist, Science.Orf , Dive Photo Guide, EP Root, New Atlas, F3 News, 24 Australia, Asia Pacific Daily, The Independent, Earth.com, Yahoo!, Best News, EurekAlert, Daily Heralds, Army Technology, ABC 7 (Washington, DC), Ars Technica, Fox News Network, Fighter Sweep

In The News: Allison McCarthy Makes a Name for Herself in Astronomy Community

Allison McCarthy graduated from Brewster High School just a few years ago, but she is already making a name for herself in the astronomy community. The 2016 Brewster graduate is currently studying Astrophysics and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  Read more

Sources: New York Patch, Hamlet Hub (New York)

In The News: Aviation Week Network Announces 20 Twenties Winners for 2019; Top Technology Students to be Honored March 14 at Laureates Awards Gala

Aviation Week Network, in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), today announced the winners of its awards program, “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties.” … Peyton Strickland, The University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: KAKE (Wichita, Kansas), Morning Star (Canada), ABC 25 (Waco, Texas), NBC 29 (Charlottesville, Virginia), ABC 3 (Cartersville, Illinois), WBOC 16 (Delmarva, Maryland), NBC 21 (Youngstown, Ohio)