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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: NASA airborne campaign catches the drift of snow water

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the time NASA’s SnowEx campaign hits the skies and ground of the world’s snowy places, measuring snow properties to understand how much water is contained by each winter’s snowfall. SnowEx includes partners from universities, private institutions and other government agencies who bring additional… Read more

Sources: Phys.org

In The News: Alabama researchers help drill for ancient ice

University of Alabama researchers played a role in developing radar that will help recover some of the oldest ice buried in Antarctica, part of an international effort to better understand the Earth’s climate history. “With active participation of UA students, our team developed very complex, high-sensitivity remote sensing radars in… Read more

Sources: Al.com, ABC 33/40, The Tuscaloosa News, Yellowhammer, WVTM-NBC 13, NBC 13

UA Engineers Help Find Site to Drill for Antarctica’s Ancient Ice

A unique radar developed by engineering researchers at The University of Alabama helped find the location to recover some of the oldest ice buried in Antarctica as part of an international effort to better understand the Earth’s climate history. Read more

In The News: UA researchers test tech to monitor eating habits

University of Alabama researchers are testing wearable technology that will monitor what users eat and how fast they eat it. University of Alabama researchers are involved in the study of a wearable device designed to monitor the user’s eating habits, with an eye toward fighting obesity. The Automatic Ingestion Monitor… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Alabama Newscenter, Fox 6, mHealth Intelligence, Outbreak News Today, Warwick Beacon

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

Saving the Planet One Smart Building at a Time: UA students are part of a national team working to reduce energy consumption by buildings and to quantify the savings

It’s a Friday night, and you have invited a houseful of people over for a dinner party. Your mind is spinning with the details: cooking, cleaning and decorating. You think you’ve covered every element; but, as guests start to arrive, the temperature in your house begins rising. Before you know… Read more

The Sound of Engineering: New degree mixes music and engineering

The University of Alabama is now the place where technical engineering skills and musical talent meet. The College of Engineering added a musical audio engineering degree to its catalog this fall in collaboration with UA’s School of Music. The degree is housed in the electrical and computer engineering department. “This… Read more