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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 engineering students chosen to participate in testing at Johnson Space Center

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A team of six University of Alabama mechanical engineering students were selected to participate in testing at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The students were selected by NASA for the third consecutive year based on a competitive proposal submitted for the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experimental… Read more

In The News: COLLEGE NEWS: June 10, 2018

‒ The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2018 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows. Each year, the College of Engineering inducts a select group of alumni and friends as Distinguished Engineering Fellows. Recognition as a Distinguished Fellow is the highest commendation given… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

In The News: University Students to Test Microgravity Research in NASA’s Underwater Analog

Twenty-five student teams from across the country will test their research underwater in May and June in simulated microgravity at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston as part of the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) challenge … The second test week, June 4-7, will feature teams from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; Embry-Riddle… Read more

Sources: Alabama Latino News , Market Watch

Winners in Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference

The conference is a premier annual event, giving undergraduates the chance to highlight their research or creative activity. Read more

In The News: UA mechanical engineering students make car for boy with disabilities

A special gift was given to a student at Inverness Elementary School in Shelby County. Bailey Harris was born without arms – so, engineering students from the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA transformed a toy ride-along car to help him get around school. Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), Shelby County Reporter , WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Gwinnett (Georgia) Post, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Higher gas prices could cause more drivers to switch to electric cars

Electric cars could be one option for drivers to consider as gas prices keep rising as the summer driving season nears. But what they save on gas could end up costing them more in other areas.  “They also have the feel-good feeling that they’re driving without depleting any fossil fuel… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham) , NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia)

UA Recognizes Undergrad Randall Research Award Winners

The Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program recognizes and celebrates the best research activity conducted by undergraduate students at The University of Alabama. Read more