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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: ENGgenuity Lab partners students for mentoring

The ENGenuity Lab has made its place on the University of Alabama campus. The lab started three years ago when co-creators and administrators Nancy Holmes and Gail Howell started a Mentor UPP Program. Holmes said the program was designed for underclassmen to learn from experienced graduate or upperclassmen students in… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Alabama researchers make fibers that conduct electricity

A T-shirt that conducts electricity sounds like a product of the future, but five researchers at The University of Alabama are bringing it closer to reality. A University of Alabama research team was issued patent number 8,784,691 on July 22, which covers their newly discovered process of making certain fibers… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, Phys.org

In The News: Students design hybrid for automotive competition

Students at The University of Alabama are redesigning a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle called EcoCar 3. The University is one of 16 schools to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, which is known as the leading competition for students pursuing careers in… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Student earns NASA scholarship

Lauren Howell is aiming for the stars – a bit more literally than most of her classmates. Howell, a sophomore majoring in aerospace engineering at The University of Alabama, was recently named a recipient of NASA’s 2014-2015 Aeronautics Scholarship. Howell is one of just 20 students from across the nation… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Startup weekend to bring business pitches

Eager to encourage entrepreneurial ideas, The University of Alabama will host the first Startup Weekend, a global event, from Sept. 26 to 28, open to all students and members of the community. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event aimed to assist hopeful entrepreneurs with any ideas they might have and… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Group provides theatre outlet for engineers

The College of Engineering has a secret. It’s not a car that runs on passionate performances of “Yea, Alabama” or a way to keep Bryant-Denny cool in sweltering Tuscaloosa heat. It’s a theater troupe. The College of Engineering Does Amateur Radical Theater began a few years ago when a few… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

AEM Professor Elected to Nanoengineering Post

Dr. Samit Roy, the William D. Jordan Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, was elected to vice chair of  a group within the American Society of Mechanical Engineers on nanoengineering. Roy will serve as vice chair for the NanoEngineering for Energy and Sustainability, NEES, committee during 2014 and 2015. The NEES… Read more

In The News: The cleanest room at The University of Alabama: Research at Microfabrication Facility will focus on boosting memory on hard drives

College campuses aren’t always known for their cleanliness; but WIAT 42 got a look inside the cleanest room at the University of Alabama, the new microfabrication facility. The brand new facility is where scientists can make very tiny devices that can be applied towards hard to reach areas, like the… Read more

Sources: WIAT CBS 42, Al.com, The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA