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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 engineering students launch test balloons

A group of University of Alabama engineering students held a test balloon launch in November to prepare for an upcoming series of complex launches this spring. Project Fenrir is a team of nine UA engineering and computer science students who have the goal of designing and testing a modular, multi-mission… Read more

UA engineering students spend 12 weeks working at Tesla

Several University of Alabama College of Engineering students got the opportunity to apply classroom lessons into real world practice by interning for an innovative automotive and energy company making major headlines. The UA engineering students spent their summer working with Tesla automotive company at factories in both California and Nevada.… Read more

In The News: National Engineers Week Alabama Power Spotlight

During National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-23, Alabama NewsCenter is profiling engineers at Alabama Power’s Corporate Headquarters and each of the company’s divisions. Read more

Sources: Alabama NewsCenter: Arnab Ghosal, Alabama NewsCenter: Jodi Franklin, Alabama NewsCenter: Ben Ayer

In The News: Ford, XG Sciences Go Under the Hood with Graphene

While graphene could be used to improve the strength and mechanical properties of a variety of automotive parts, it is not yet fully economically viable for most applications … Also, in 2017, a research team from the University of Alabama successfully fabricated a lighter Chevrolet Camaro car hood using graphene.    Read more

Sources: R and D Mag

In The News: Faculty help students gain real-world job experience

Internships and co-ops allow students to gain experience in the fields they’re interested in, and some University departments such as the journalism, accounting and engineering departments are especially helpful in assisting students in landing those internships and co-ops. Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: What GM’s layoffs could mean for Alabama’s auto industry

The auto industry is still trying to process the effect of yesterday’s planned layoffs by GM … There are some dangers though. Bharat Balasubramanian, a professor of mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Alabama, said the strategy could prove dangerous if fuel prices increase or… Read more

Sources: Al.com

Sisterhood and STEM: Social sorority focuses on science, technology, engineering and math

Sisterhood and STEM go hand in hand for the women of Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority. A.O.E. is a social and professional sorority for women involved in any science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, field. This organization helps women during their time in school by providing professional advice about succeeding… Read more

Foundations for the Future: Society Equips Students to Achieve Full Potential

What began in 1950 with just 60 women engineers, has grown on an international level to become a major support system for college women in engineering across the globe and at The University of Alabama. The Society for Women Engineers got its start at the University in 1976. Since its… Read more