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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 hosts Robotics Mining Challenge

The University of Alabama engineering department is hosting the Robotic Mining Challenge  in Tuscaloosa. Twenty-eight teams from colleges all across the country are on campus trying to prove they are the best engineers. The Alabama Astrobotics team has won the competition five times. Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA at 6 p.m. (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 at Noon (Birmingham), WVUA at 5 p.m. (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 at 4 p.m. (Birmingham), Iowa Ag Connection, QNS, Glen Ellyn Patch (Illinois)

In The News: Education brief: Kevin Townsend of northern Colorado Springs among UA engineering students building interactive cube for RISE

Colorado Springs’ Kevin Townsend is part of a University of Alabama student team that is continuing a three-year tradition of local outreach projects. The University of Alabama Astrobotics team and a group of engineering senior design students partnered with the RISE Center, a school for infants and preschoolers with and… Read more

Sources: Colorado Springs Gazette

In The News: UA to receive $8 million grant to improve traffic control systems in West Alabama

The University of Alabama is getting an $8 million grant to help improve traffic control systems in west Alabama. The money comes from the US Department of Transportation. It will be used to improve safety, reduce congestion, and help with local transportation systems. Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Yellowhammer News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Travel Wire News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Crimson White, Phone Week, Equipment World

UA Leading Transportation Project to Improve West Alabama Traffic

In a partnership with federal, state and local agencies, The University of Alabama is leading a more than $16 million project to transform traffic operations in West Alabama and provide leading-edge research to address societal transportation needs. Read more

In The News: Under the ice

Using the word summer to refer to Greenland is an insult to the idea of summer. Nevertheless, it was “summer” when a team of researchers from The University of Alabama dragged a radar across the Arctic ice in hopes of seeing underneath. Read more

Sources: Phys.org