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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: 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

In The News: UA Wins FLW College Fishing Tournament on Lake Seminole: Two engineering students take top prize

The University of Alabama team of Charles Hurst of Arley, Alabama, and Ethan Flack of Cullman, Alabama, won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament on Lake Seminole Saturday with five bass weighing 25 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW… Read more

Sources: Bass Resource

UA News: UA to Host Regional Science Olympiad

More than 400 students are expected to participate in the 2015 regional Science Olympiad competition at The University of Alabama Saturday, Feb. 21. Read more

In The News: Study trip to India planned

Twenty-four students and two professors will spend 21 days in India this summer through a new study abroad trip in the STEM Path to MBA program offered by the Culverhouse College of Commerce. The trip, which is open to STEM Path to MBA students regardless of classification, will engage students… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: WiSE hosts “Navigating the Future” symposium

WiSE seeks to broaden support for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields with a free symposium event, entitled “Navigating the Future,” this Saturday. WiSE, which stands for Women in STEM Experience, invites all students, faculty and staff to attend the symposium, which will offer students the chance to… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

UA News: UA Students Learn First-Hand in Co-op during Spring 2015

About 200 University of Alabama students during spring 2015 are receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program. Read more

In The News: Univ. of Alabama start-up business presenting a platinum replacement

Could platinum soon become obsolete? AUniversity of Alabama (UA) technology may be the answer to replace this precious metal. Zhichao Shan and Archana Panikar, UA chemistry graduate students; Dr. Shanlin Pan, a UA associate professor of chemistry; and Dr. Arunava Gupta, a UA professor of chemistry and chemical and biological… Read more

Sources: Tech Alabama, Your Houston News, Birmingham Business Journal

UA News: UA Student Entrepreneurs to Pitch Platinum Alternative

A University of Alabama business start-up team, composed of students focusing on a less costly replacement for the precious metal platinum, will compete against other entrepreneurs in the first round of the 2015 Alabama Launchpad Competition Jan. 23. Read more