Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama will educate students at all degree levels to meet the current and future engineering needs of Alabama and the United States. We, as faculty and staff, will educate and guide these students to have desirable professional capabilities in applied and theoretical engineering knowledge, strong professional leadership skills, and a strong sense of responsibility to serve their profession and community. As part of the mission of a student-centered research institution, faculty will direct students in conducting useful engineering research that results in peer-reviewed publications.

UA College of Engineering student group hosts collegiate conference for black engineers

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Minority engineering students from across the southeast will convene in Tuscaloosa this weekend for a collegiate conference aimed to help them learn and grow.  The University of Alabama chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers along with the College of Engineering are hosting the Region 3… Read more

In The News: Where Are They Now: UA’s Kaylie Crosby

Before graduating from The University of Alabama in May 2016, Crosby served as the UA EcoCAR 3 Team’s project manager for two years. She said that “participating in EcoCAR 3 prepared me for my current role in numerous ways, and provided me with skills and lessons that I utilize in the workplace… Read more

Sources: The Green Garage Blog (ecocar3.org)

In The News: Destin resident receives NASA recognition

The Alabama Space Grant Consortium has given seven University of Alabama engineering students $42,000 in graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship money. Megan Wood of Destin, a senior in mechanical engineering, received a scholarship. The graduate fellowships are funded jointly through the ASGC and the UA Office for Research and Economic… Read more

Sources: The Destin Log (Florida), Tuscaloosa News

Tide Continues To Roll: UA Robotics Team Has Successful Year

There’s a team of students at The University of Alabama who have won multiple national titles in recent years and perform at a high level. This team doesn’t play football, though. It creates and competes with robots. Alabama Astrobotics won its third national title at a NASA robotics contest in 2016… Read more

UA Engineering Students Awarded Scholarships, Fellowships by NASA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama Space Grant Consortium has given seven University of Alabama engineering students $42,000 in graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship money. Fellowships were given to Nicholas Jose… Read more

In The News: UA Professors Cracking Sustainable Car Code

Obama-era EPA rules may be on their way out but that doesn’t mean the search for more sustainable transportation is over. The University of Alabama and three other schools were recently picked by the National Science Foundation to make automobiles more fuel efficient. Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

In The News: UA robotics team wins 3rd consecutive competition

For the third year in a row, the University of Alabama Astrobotics team won the NASA Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The team beat out 45 other collegiate teams from across the nation. They received the Joe Kosmo Award for scoring the most points in… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Alabama News Center