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 lands $5M grant to boost minority participation in STEM fields

The University of Alabama recently secured a major grant to help attract minority students to STEM fields. The $5 million grant awarded from the National Science will help the AlabamaLouis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, a program assisting universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of… Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal, WBMA ABC 33/40 (article), WBMA ABC 33/40 (video), WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), WIAT CBS 42, WTVM ABC 9

UA Leads Effort to Spark Minority Participation in Science, Technology

The University of Alabama will be the lead institution in the state in a national effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented minority groups in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Read more

In The News: Diving in: Nguyen makes UA home by jumping into new experiences

Coming to America to attend college was a no-brainer for Vietnamese international student Phuong Nguyen, a sophomore electrical engineering major who loves to try new things. “The United States is the biggest economy in the world, and to go to a university here offers so many more opportunities for my… Read more

Sources: Capstone 101

In The News: Students build cardboard boats at University of Alabama engineering camp

Students from all 50 states converged on the University of Alabama for Student Introduction to Engineering Camp (SITE) this week. Their project for today was to make a “boat” out of cardboard, tape and plastic bags. Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, WBRC Fox 6 (video), WSFA NBC 12, WVUA 23, WBRC Fox 6 (video 2)

In The News: Real-world competitions bridge the gap from campus to career: EcoCAR, mechanical engineering graduate featured

Many recent graduates across the U.S. find their degree alone inadequate to land the job they hoped for. It can be defeating if they have to take a part-time job or an unwanted job due to lack of experience. Many current students express frustration while looking for jobs – EcoCAR expect… Read more

Sources: Siemens Academic

State of the College: An interview with Dean Charles L. Karr

It’s been nearly 11 years since Dr. Charles L. Karr was appointed dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Early on in his tenure, Karr and other leaders from the College set goals for growth and improvement, many of which have long since been surpassed, particularly enrollment, degrees… Read more

In The News: UA team advances in robot challenge

The Alabama Astrobotics team at the University of Alabama has advanced to the second phase of NASA’s Sample Return Robot Challenge, a citizen inventor prize program meant to help advance technologies that will help enable exploration of Mars and beyond. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBMA ABC 33/40