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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: The speedy secret of shark skin

Shortfin mako sharks are the cheetahs of the open ocean, with some estimates putting their top speeds at more than 100 km/hr. That swiftness may be the result of more than just powerful muscles and a streamlined shape. All sharks have enamel-coated scales, known as dermal denticles, that resemble tiny… Read more

Sources: Physics Today

In The News: UA uses 3D printers to make face shields for healthcare providers

Thanks to The University of Alabama, local health care providers will soon be able to better protect themselves. Read more

Sources: WVUA, ABC 33/40, Made In Alabama, Yellowhammer, WIAT-CBS 42, WBRC-Fox 6, Fox 34 (Dothan), WIAT-CBS 42, Alabama News Center, WBRC-Fox 6, WERC-FM (Birmingham), WVUA, Alabama News Center

In The News: New device quickly detects harmful bacteria in blood

Engineers have created a tiny device that can rapidly detect harmful bacteria in blood, allowing health care professionals to pinpoint the cause of potentially deadly infections and fight them with drugs. Researchers at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Carollo Engineers, Inc.; Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute in China; and The State University… Read more

Sources: Health Medicine Network, Bioengineer, Science Magazine, EurekAlert!, Tech Explorist, Futurity, AZO Sensors, News-Medical Life Sciences, Health Medicine Network, Infosurhoy, World News Monitor

State Engineering Hall of Fame Inducts 2020 Class

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted six new members during a recent ceremony at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa. These six individuals joined the 192 inducted into the Hall of Fame over the past 32 years: Sheila Cummings, Linda Ducharme, Michael Johns, Kenneth Kelly, David… Read more