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.

In The News: The cleanest room at The University of Alabama: Research at Microfabrication Facility will focus on boosting memory on hard drives

College campuses aren’t always known for their cleanliness; but WIAT 42 got a look inside the cleanest room at the University of Alabama, the new microfabrication facility. The brand new facility is where scientists can make very tiny devices that can be applied towards hard to reach areas, like the… Read more

Sources: WIAT CBS 42, Al.com, The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA

In The News: STEM path helps students work towards MBA: The STEM program gives students the option of completing their MBA in just one year of graduate study by utilizing nontraditional educational methods.

Students with a clear focus on their learning path now have the chance to finish both their undergraduate and master’s degrees in less than the traditional six years through the science, technology, engineering and mathematics path to the MBA in the Capstone’s Culverhouse College of Commerce. Created by Rob Morgan… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: University of Alabama to host workshop on sustainable fuels

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is co-sponsoring a sustainable fuels workshop Tuesday featuring 10 nationally recognized experts in energy. The “Sustainable Fuels: Production and Combustion,” workshop will focus on research on production, processing and combustion of biofuels and opportunity fuels. Its goal is to enlighten students and encourage… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Students construct marshmallow launchers at University of Alabama engineering camp

Summer camp and marshmallows don’t mix like you think they might at the University of Alabama. Tyler Picchi explained how engineering campers brought the two together this week. “Well it’s supposed to act like a slingshot,” he said. Kids are making marshmallow launchers from card board, newspaper, duct tape and… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, The Crimson White

In The News: High-tech Huntsville company Venturi launches $20,000 competition to prevent hot car deaths: Seniors in mechanical engineering to help design

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mike Alvarez may be president and CEO of a high-tech aerospace company, but he’s also a father. And a grandfather. Last year Alvarez became disturbed by an increasing number of news stories about young children dying after being accidentally left in hot cars. He decided his company… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Robot invasion: Big Island to host college competition: College of Engineering students to participate

In the first competition of its kind on the Big Island, seven college teams will put their robots to the test in an inaugural space mining simulation on the slope of Mauna Kea. The five-day event will kick off Monday with a public demonstration of the rover-like machines on Hilo… Read more

Sources: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Pacific Business News, Big Island Now, West Hawaii Today

UA News: UA Students Participate in Co-op Program in Summer 2014

More than 180 University of Alabama students during the summer 2014 semester are receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program. In the Cooperative Education Program, students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work… Read more