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: Real-world competitions bridge the gap from campus to career: EcoCAR, mechanical engineering graduate featured

Many recent graduates across the U.S. find their degree alone inadequate to land the job they hoped for. It can be defeating if they have to take a part-time job or an unwanted job due to lack of experience. Many current students express frustration while looking for jobs – EcoCAR expect… Read more

Sources: Siemens Academic

State of the College: An interview with Dean Charles L. Karr

It’s been nearly 11 years since Dr. Charles L. Karr was appointed dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Early on in his tenure, Karr and other leaders from the College set goals for growth and improvement, many of which have long since been surpassed, particularly enrollment, degrees… Read more

In The News: SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media Recognizes 30 Under 30 Future Leaders of Manufacturing: 30 Under 30: Kaylie Crosby

The most challenging aspect of mechanical engineering student Kaylie Crosby’s daily routine might seem surprising. It’s not a particularly hard engineering course or spending many solitary hours studying for a test. It’s maintaining clear and constant communication with over 130 students at the University of Alabama, across multiple disciplines. EcoCAR… Read more

Sources: SME Advanced Manufacturing, Tulsa CW, Forward Geek

In The News: UA team advances in robot challenge

The Alabama Astrobotics team at the University of Alabama has advanced to the second phase of NASA’s Sample Return Robot Challenge, a citizen inventor prize program meant to help advance technologies that will help enable exploration of Mars and beyond. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBMA ABC 33/40

In The News: University of Alabama team takes fourth in national EcoCar competition

Dubbed as the “Team to Watch” in the 2015 EcoCar3 Year One competition, the University of Alabama engineering students knew they were going to have to work hard to live up to their reputation in Year Two. Fast-forward a year and the new kids on the block not only lived… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, WHNT CBS 19, WIAT CBS 42

A Path to Success: STEM MBA Program graduates first class

Five years ago an ongoing conversation in The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce launched a unique program aimed at helping students studying the sciences and engineering gain experience with business before graduating. Called the STEM Path to the MBA, students in the program earn a bachelor’s of science… Read more

UA News: UA Student Team Racks Up Awards in National Vehicle Contest

A team of University of Alabama students in a competition among North American universities to design and construct an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle was recognized with several first-place awards after completing the second year of the four-year program. Read more

In The News: Alabama football-backed sideline injury tent headed to market

Prior to last season, when a University of Alabama football player was injured in a game, he would be rushed to the sidelines and instantly a flurry of cameras would surround him. Seemingly, the more a player would grimace at the amount of pain that they were in, the closer… Read more

Sources: Sports Illustrated, The Tuscaloosa News, WVTM 13, Bama Onlines, Birmingham Business Journal, Yellowhammer News, WBRC , WVUA 23, SEC Country, WVUA 23