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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: 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

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