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: Yellowhammer Rocketry returns from launch competition

The Yellowhammer Rocketry team competed at the NASA Student Launch project at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Salt Lake City, Utah, from May 15 to 17. Group leader Shelby Cochran, a senior majoring in aerospace engineering, said Hermes, the group’s rocket, was 12 feet tall and weighed 44 pounds. They… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: 50 College Diplomas With The Highest Pay: UA College of Engineering ranked 31st

These numbers come from a survey just released by NerdScholar, the higher education unit of NerdWallet, a five-year-old personal finance website based in San Francisco… 31. University of Alabama, College of Engineering Average salary: $60,700 Read more

Sources: Forbes.com

In The News: UA students going to NASA competition

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is sending a team of students to a NASA competition. The Alabama Astrobotics team has built a digging robot that will compete against other robots by navigating an obstacle course that will simulate the surface of Mars. The robots must collect Martian soil… Read more

Sources: WVUA TV

In The News: Engineering team prepares to take flight in Kansas

A University of Alabama team of engineering students will take flight in Wichita, Kan., for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Design/Build/Fly competition this weekend. Over the past two semesters, 21 students designed and built a small, electrically-powered aircraft to compete against other universities around the globe. The… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

‘Vision is Reality’: With the opening of the final building, UA ready for a new era of engineering and science

Just 15 years ago, the area between the engineering buildings on The University of Alabama campus and the Bryce Hospital land used to be the back edge of campus — driven through and walked across, but nothing else. So, when an artist’s rendering of the four-building engineering and science complex… Read more

Ready to Collaborate: College’s newest building fosters cross-discipline interaction

Dean Charles Karr, who has been at The University of Alabama College of Engineering as a student, a researcher, professor or an administrator for more than 30 years, likes to tell the anecdote that faculty from two departments once stuck tape on the floor as a line of demarcation between… Read more