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: Students construct marshmallow launchers at University of Alabama engineering camp

Summer camp and marshmallows don’t mix like you think they might at the University of Alabama. Tyler Picchi explained how engineering campers brought the two together this week. “Well it’s supposed to act like a slingshot,” he said. Kids are making marshmallow launchers from card board, newspaper, duct tape and… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, The Crimson White

Aerospace Engineering Student Receives National Scholarships

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Jackson A. Morris, a junior from Naperville, Illinois, studying aerospace engineering and mechanics was selected to receive the Ellis F. Hitt Digital Avionics Scholarship from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Founded in 1963, AIAA annually awards financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students in science or… Read more

In The News: Robot invasion: Big Island to host college competition: College of Engineering students to participate

In the first competition of its kind on the Big Island, seven college teams will put their robots to the test in an inaugural space mining simulation on the slope of Mauna Kea. The five-day event will kick off Monday with a public demonstration of the rover-like machines on Hilo… Read more

Sources: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Pacific Business News, Big Island Now, West Hawaii Today

UA News: UA Students Participate in Co-op Program in Summer 2014

More than 180 University of Alabama students during the summer 2014 semester are receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program. In the Cooperative Education Program, students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work… Read more

UA Robotic Mining Team Set for Contest in Hawaii

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – A team of University of Alabama students who won the top prize at a NASA contest this year are traveling to Hawaii for another contest. Made up of engineering and computer science students from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College, Alabama Astrobotics earned the… Read more

In The News: At Farnborough, Alabama universities play role in aerospace talks

LONDON, England – Team Alabama’s secret weapon at the Farnborough International Airshow is the state’s education community, which has played a strong supporting role in efforts to recruit new aerospace investment and jobs at the industry’s global trade event. Representatives from the University of Alabama, UAH, and Auburn University participated… Read more

Sources: Department Of Commerce

UA News: UA Cooperative Education Program Names Director

Naomi Powell was named director of The University of Alabama Cooperative Education and Professional Practice Program. Read more

In The News: Having mastered auto, Tuscaloosa targets aerospace: University of Alabama can become a partner to aerospace firms setting up shop in the area.

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Twenty years after Tuscaloosa landed a Mercedes-Benz assembly plant that turned Alabama into an automotive powerhouse, the city is ramping up efforts to recruit another advanced manufacturing sector: aerospace. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox and officials from the city and county will travel with the Tuscaloosa County Industrial… Read more

Sources: Department Of Commerce

In The News: 3-D printing provides innovative solutions: The University has multiple 3-D printing initiatives that give students the opportunity to solve problems with interdisciplinary teams

When the desktop computer first hit the market, it was a novel technology, but nobody really knew what to make of it. Only after college students put the computer to work in new, useful applications did it become the indispensable gadget that it is today. If the history of the… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White