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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.

In The News: UA students to compete in NASA robotics challenge

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics Team will soon find out if it has what it takes to help NASA explore space. The team is gearing up for a competition at the Kennedy Space Center. The team is putting the final touches on the robot they built that they are calling… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40, Alabama Public Radio

UA News: UA Honors Five Distinguished Engineering Fellows

The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2015 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows. Read more

In The News: Co-op provide students with opportunities

At 7:30 a.m. many college students are still asleep. At 7:30 a.m. many mornings last year, Scott Nagy was walking into a production meeting with the company’s professional engineering team. Nagy, an engineering student at the University, participates in a co-op with Tiffin Motor Homes. Nagy, like many engineering students, was involved… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: UA professor, student measure intensity of helmet impacts during collisions

The crack of football helmets is a distinct sound and one that a University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor and his student believe could be analyzed as part of a less costly method of measuring the severity of impacts on the field. UA sophomore Brandon McChristian and UA mechanical engineering… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, The Crimson White

UA News: UA Researchers Study Sounds from Colliding Football Helmets as Alternative to Understanding Forces

University of Alabama student Brandon McChristian hopes his research of sound waves generated from colliding football helmets leads to a a better understanding of the forces involved in those collisions and, perhaps one day, enables inexpensive sensing methods for a safer game. Read more