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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 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

In The News: Univ. of Alabama students building a fuel efficient car

University of Alabama students must get things in gear in a race to build a more fuel efficient car that also produces less pollution. “It’s exciting but it’s also terrifying at the same time,” Forrest Fletcher said. Fletcher works with the design team. They’re making computer models for parts going… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), WCFT ABC 33/40

In The News: University of Alabama wins Hoverbowl Challenge: Team beats Auburn in races at Lake Lurleen State Park

The University of Alabama on Saturday claimed bragging rights over Auburn University in the University Hoverbowl Challenge. UA’s team had 160.67 points, topping AU’s 140.33. The Hoverbowl Challenge was held Saturday at Lake Lurleen State Park in Coker. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Not your Typical College Day: Transform this Camaro

Kaylie Crosby is the project manager overseeing a team of 134. Using the special technology of the auto industry, VDP (Vehicle Development Process) she and her team of engineers are working on making a Chevrolet Camaro more fuel-efficient while “retaining the vehicle’s performance, safety, and consumer appeal.” Kaylie’s a fourth year… Read more

Sources: The Educated Mom

In The News: Alabama Cross Country earns All-Academic Honors: Mechanical engineering student among honored

University of Alabama track and field/cross country junior Katelyn Greenleaf and sophomore Hannah Waggoner are two of 153 women in Division I who earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors for the 2014 cross country season, the USTFCCCA announced recently. The Alabama men’s… Read more

Sources: RollTide.com, The Tuscaloosa News