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Electrical and Computer Engineering

UA's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers dynamic programs for students interested in a traditional electrical engineering degree or those who desire a specialization in computer engineering. Electrical engineering students become immersed in at least two core areas of communications systems, computers, control systems, electromagnetics, electronics and microelectronics, power and energy systems, and signal processing. Students in the computer engineering option specialize in the software and hardware components of modern computing systems.

In The News: UA Alumnus named new commander of U.S. Strategic Command

He will lead U.S. Strategic Command and act as the overseer of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. (Charles) Richard graduated from The University of Alabama  in 1982 and will be promoted to four-star admiral as part of the new command. Richard was unanimously confirmed by the senate in late October. Read more

Sources: CBS (Huntsville), Fox (Huntsville), WVUA, ABC (Huntsville), NBC 13

UA engineering students succeed at Lockheed Martin challenge

Three University of Alabama engineering students opened Lockheed Martin’s Space Challenge Box by correctly solving a high-value problem and unlocking a future of opportunities with the company. Lockheed Martin visited UA’s campus Sep. 9-11 to recruit the brightest minds in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, through the Space… Read more

Collaborative paper earns UA engineering student a conference award

A University of Alabama engineering student and professor’s collaborative research paper was awarded a top honor at a recent technical society conference. Emin Ucer, an electrical and computer engineering doctoral candidate, won a Best Paper Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Power and Energy Society General Meeting.… Read more

In The News: University of Alabama researchers to design next-gen transportation system in west central Alabama

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a smart transportation network that is safer, less congested and more environmentally friendly. By dotting the roadways in west central Alabama with sensors and cameras, utilizing… Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter, Wired Focus

In The News: UA offers new degree in Musical Audio Engineering

Some of those students have a new degree option. The University of Alabama is now offering a musical audio engineering degree. Officials say it will give students an understanding about studio operations, equipment, as well as foundational engineering. We’re told only 60 students can take part in the program for now… Read more

Sources: WVTM 13

UA Researchers Continue Groundbreaking Work in Greenland

For the second consecutive year, a team of researchers from The University of Alabama traveled to the Arctic Circle to help unveil ancient climate history and provide perspectives on improving climate models. Read more