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. Learn more about the department

A Crimson Dynasty: Astrobotics team continues success with 2015 championship

In the six years since NASA began hosting its Robotics Mining Competition, The University of Alabama Astrobotics team has emerged as the competition’s most successful team. This past May, the team won the top prize at the contest held at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The team also won… Read more

Be Our Guest: College set to host three major conference in the spring

The University of Alabama will make good use of its new engineering buildings this spring semester with a series of conferences hosted on campus that should bring about 1,600 students, professors and engineering professionals. Elizabeth Cook and other students and faculty members have been preparing to host the regional American… Read more

In The News: UA in India: Students address water pollution and other concerns

Many students come into college with the desire to change the world but few get the opportunity to, especially on a global scale. That’s where Rob Morgan, executive director for Innovation Initiatives for the business school steps in. After reading a book on a concept called reverse innovation where companies… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: UA students cultivate LED-light technology for disinfecting drinking water and saving lives in developing countries.

The idea of using LED light to purify water might sound like something from a futuristic science-fiction movie, but thanks to a group of chemical engineering students at The University of Alabama, the future might be closer than you think. Read more

Sources: Service Learning

In The News: “WOW! That’s Engineering” encourages middle-school students to look into tech fields

On Saturday, University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor Beth Todd began a daylong engineering seminar aimed at middle-school students with a slideshow for their parents. Todd showed slides of famous engineers. Of those engineers, parents could name Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and the fictional Tony Stark of “Ironman,” but… Read more

Sources: The Tucaloosa News

In The News: University of Alabama joins nationwide initiative in STEM fields

The University of Alabama is among approximately 25 institutions nationwide working together to develop resources to help create sustainable change and improve participation by minority women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: New Material That Slows Light Might Be in Your Next Optical Wire

It seems that scientists at the University of Alabama designed and made a material that changes the speed of light in a new, and more effective way than previous methods did. The research was done by two professors and three grad students in the UA College of Engineering who managed… Read more

Sources: Softpedia, Phys.org, Nanowerk, The News on Time, Lab Manager, Medical Design Briefs

UA News: UA Women Engineers to Host Event for Middle School Girls

The University of Alabama section of the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, will host about 200 middle-school girls at the 2015 “Wow! That’s Engineering” event Oct. 17. Read more