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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: Spilling The Secret To A Mako Shark’s Speed

For years, researchers led by Amy Lang of the University of Alabama have been studying how large and heavy aquatic animals can reach such a high speed. Their latest results will be presented at the March Meeting of the American Physical Society in Boston. Read more

Sources: Forbes, New Scientist, Science.Orf , Dive Photo Guide, EP Root, New Atlas, F3 News, 24 Australia, Asia Pacific Daily, The Independent, Earth.com, Yahoo!, Best News, EurekAlert, Daily Heralds, Army Technology, ABC 7 (Washington, DC), Ars Technica, Fox News Network, Fighter Sweep

In The News: Allison McCarthy Makes a Name for Herself in Astronomy Community

Allison McCarthy graduated from Brewster High School just a few years ago, but she is already making a name for herself in the astronomy community. The 2016 Brewster graduate is currently studying Astrophysics and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  Read more

Sources: New York Patch, Hamlet Hub (New York)

In The News: Aviation Week Network Announces 20 Twenties Winners for 2019; Top Technology Students to be Honored March 14 at Laureates Awards Gala

Aviation Week Network, in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), today announced the winners of its awards program, “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties.” … Peyton Strickland, The University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: KAKE (Wichita, Kansas), Morning Star (Canada), ABC 25 (Waco, Texas), NBC 29 (Charlottesville, Virginia), ABC 3 (Cartersville, Illinois), WBOC 16 (Delmarva, Maryland), NBC 21 (Youngstown, Ohio)

In The News: Plugging the Hypersonic Missile Gap — The First $1.4 Billion

By the time you finish reading this sentence, a hypersonic weapon could have flown from Mobile to Huntsville, where Lockheed Martin Space is researching and developing just such a device … Xiaowen Wang, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Alabama, studies the behavior of hypersonic craft… Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

In The News: The U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks announced the launch of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC), revealing the 12 competing universities and the Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform selected for the competition … The participating universities include: Colorado State… Read more

Sources: Geospatial World, Forward Geek, Fox 40 (Vestal, New York), Morning Star, Executive Biz, NGT News, Renewable Energy Magazine, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, Aftermarket News, Driver News, ECN Mag, Fox 6 (Birmingham), Crimson White, OEM Off-Highway