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: Report says 1,200 bridges in Alabama are structurally deficient

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association released a report earlier this year on deficient bridges in the United States, saying 1,200 bridges in Alabama are structurally deficient … Shashi Nambisan, executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute at the University of Alabama, told the Alabama Newscenter, that statistics show… Read more

Sources: Alabama Today

In The News: Schools encouraged to apply for $1,500 state grant for robotics programs

Middle and high school officials interested in earning a $1,500 grant to improve or expand their robotics programs have until Aug. 31 to apply, according to the Alabama State Department of Education. Winners will be announced by Oct. 1. . . . Computer science professor Jeff Gray oversees the University of Alabama’s annual… Read more

Sources: AL.com

In The News: Transportation officials discuss financial needs of infrastructure

Having ballooned from initial projections of $800 million to nearly $2 billion today, the Interstate 10 bridge project over the Mobile River would be impossible for the Alabama Department of Transportation to fund on its own … ATI, a department of The University of Alabama, recently signed a lease with… Read more

Sources: Lagniappe

In The News: 2018 SEMA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AND LOAN FORGIVENESS AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded $297,000 to 102 individuals this year, including scholarships for current students and loan-forgiveness awards to employees of SEMA-member companies … Dudley Moore (University of Alabama, Mechanical Engineering) Read more

Sources: Specialty Equipment Market Association, Aftermarket News

In The News: UA engineering student creates self-defense jewelry line

And while there is self-defense weaponry on the market, very few products are practical for integrating into the daily female lifestyle. That’s what inspired one University of Alabama student to create her own company, to better equip women. It’s fashion, with a purpose. Read more

Sources: WVTM (Birmingham), NBC 13 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: Computer science programs growing in AL

Computer science can affect many parts of your life, including the app on your phone or the car you drive. Gov. Kay Ivey is advocating for more computer science classes in Alabama schools … Dr. Jeff Gray is a professor at the University of Alabama and the Co-Chair of Gov. Ivey’s Computer… Read more

Sources: WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), Fox 8 (New Orleans), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia)

In The News: Look! No Hands! Would you use a self-driving car?

Would you ride in a car if it had no driver other than the car itself? And would that make our roads any safer? As part of KGUN9’s continuing project “Operation Safe Roads” we looked at how college students are learning to program cars that will probably be in your… Read more

Sources: 104.1 KQTH (Tucson, Arizona), ABC 9 (Tucson, Arizona)

In The News: Alabama’s lagging infrastructure could hurt economic development efforts

In economic development, companies consider three key elements as they look to locate or expand in an area. When it comes to business climate and workforce development, Alabama is tops. When it comes to reliability and access to infrastructure, not so much. Shashi Nambisan, executive director of the Alabama Transportation… Read more

Sources: Alabama Today, Yellowhammer News

In The News: Lone Peak Graduate Hired to Start Sustainability Program in Big Sky

Sayler Tatom cares about Big Sky, which means she cares about snow, plants and the environment. Originally from Dallas, Tatom moved to Big Sky at about 10 years of age and graduated from Lone Peak High School in 2017 … While Tatom is currently enrolled in the environmental engineering and… Read more

Sources: Explore Big Sky (Montana)