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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.

Engineering Inc.: Transferring ideas from the College to society benefits educational mission

Natalie Anderson comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her parents own and manage their own company, but she came to The University of Alabama to study chemical engineering, not business. Now, though, the third-year student is coupling her science and engineering studies with a crash course in business development as… Read more

In The News: UA receives $30,000 from General Motors

A team of University of Alabama students received $30,000 from General Motors to build a car of the future. Here are members of EcoCar Team 3 holding the check during a presentation ceremony. They have four years to start and finish the project. The team must redesign and market a 2016 Chevy… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, WVUA TV

Nanomechanical testing by ME Professors Yields Sought-after Journal Article

Drs. Paul Allison and Brian Jordon, assistant professors of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama, along with Rich Martens, manager of UA’s Central Analytical Facility, recently published a journal article in Materials Letters on a first-of-its-kind, in-situ scanning electron microscopy, or SEM, nanomechanical experiment to monitor damage in polymer/clay… Read more

UA College of Engineering appoints two associate deans: Wiest named associate dean for research and economic development

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dr. Charles L. Karr, dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering, recently announced the hiring of two new associate deans. Karr named Dr. Ken Fridley senior associate dean for administration and appointed Dr. Viola Acoff as associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. John… Read more

In The News: ENGgenuity Lab partners students for mentoring

The ENGenuity Lab has made its place on the University of Alabama campus. The lab started three years ago when co-creators and administrators Nancy Holmes and Gail Howell started a Mentor UPP Program. Holmes said the program was designed for underclassmen to learn from experienced graduate or upperclassmen students in… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: UA students prepare high schoolers for Advanced Placement courses and success in college: Through UH 300/NEW 310 CollegeFirst, university students mentor high schoolers and guide them through rigorous math, science and English curricula.

Mechanical engineering major James Orr expected mentoring to be rewarding, but he didn’t count on being so inspired by high schoolers involved in the summer program designed to prepare them for college-level Advanced Placement courses. “They are very driven to succeed,” Orr said of high school students who give up… Read more

Sources: The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility

In The News: Students design hybrid for automotive competition

Students at The University of Alabama are redesigning a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle called EcoCar 3. The University is one of 16 schools to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, which is known as the leading competition for students pursuing careers in… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: UA starts exchange program

When the plant manager at Mercedes-Benz expressed to University of Alabama President Judy Bonner the need for German-speaking engineers in his company, the college of engineering collaborated to form a program which incorporated the study of mechanical, electrical and automative engineering with the study of the German language. Read more

Sources: The Crimson White