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: 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

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