Departments

The College of Engineering's seven academic departments offer students an outstanding faculty, accredited engineering and computer science programs, and some of the most advanced facilities in the nation.

Numerous research projects offer students opportunities to work with faculty in solving current societal problems and in developing technological resources for the future.

In The News: UA students develop flexible solar cell

A start-up technology company run by University of Alabama students and an associate professor is developing a thin, flexible solar cell with the goal of helping the military meet goals for renewable energy. The team pitched their solar cell technology and business plan on Friday to a panel of investors… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

Tide Continues To Roll: UA Robotics Team Has Successful Year

There’s a team of students at The University of Alabama who have won multiple national titles in recent years and perform at a high level. This team doesn’t play football, though. It creates and competes with robots. Alabama Astrobotics won its third national title at a NASA robotics contest in 2016… Read more

In The News: Sustainability Report: Are Composite Building Materials Sustainable?

In grade schools long ago, many people had to build something out of toothpicks or Popsicle sticks—a house, a bridge, a boat. It might have been an art project or a science experiment, but the idea was to make something new out of existing materials … One of those requirements is… Read more

Sources: Paste Magazine

In The News: Open Source Survey Exposes Community Troubles

GitHub this week released the results of its survey on open source software development, practices and worldwide communities. GitHub partnered with researchers from academic institutions, industry organizations and the open source community to collect responses from more than 6,000 participants … One of the benefits of open source software is that… Read more

Sources: Tech News World , ECT News

In The News: University of Alabama grad, former Redstone Arsenal flight surgeon among NASA’s 12 new astronauts

Bob Hines and Dr. Frank Rubio are among the five women and seven men tapped for this year’s NASA astronaut class, which includes a physician, a surgeon, two geologists, three engineers, a senior manager for SpaceX and four test pilots. Hines, a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, lives in Houston where… Read more

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UA Engineering Students Awarded Scholarships, Fellowships by NASA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama Space Grant Consortium has given seven University of Alabama engineering students $42,000 in graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship money. Fellowships were given to Nicholas Jose… Read more

In The News: UA professor weighs in on Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris Climate Agreement

A chemical and biological engineering professor weighs in on what the President’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement means for you. Online there have been several opinions about how not being a part of the Paris Climate Change Agreement would impact American air quality. President Donald Trump did… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: UA to partner with Airbus

The University of Alabama and Airbus have signed an agreement designed to boost the school’s engineering education and research efforts. Airbus will assist UA in purchasing equipment in the areas of additive manufacturing and aerodynamic velocity measurements as well as a variety of student engagement activities. Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal, Fox 6 (Birmingham), 3-D Printing Industry, KAKE-ABC

In The News: UA Professors Cracking Sustainable Car Code

Obama-era EPA rules may be on their way out but that doesn’t mean the search for more sustainable transportation is over. The University of Alabama and three other schools were recently picked by the National Science Foundation to make automobiles more fuel efficient. Read more

Sources: Business Alabama