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.

UA Dialog: Faculty Mentors Introduce Students to World of Research

Students, with faculty mentoring, are planning projects for the Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. The April 17 conference, in UA’s Bryant Conference Center, boasted a record 555 participants last year. The annual event provides a welcoming and competitive venue for undergraduates to showcase research findings, said organizers. Students… Read more

In The News: Engineering professor makes name for himself in musical world

Alan Lane is not the typical chemical engineering professor: He doubles as Doobie “Doghouse” Wilson, singer and songwriter. With a head of gray hair and a face framed by a matching beard, Lane started performing for audiences late in his life. Having learned guitar in middle school, he kept music… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Seat belt use is required in other vehicles, but why not school buses?

The effectiveness of seat belts — both lap belts and shoulder straps — in reducing injuries and deaths in automobile accidents is widely documented in studies and backed up by anecdotes from first responders. But when it comes to requiring seat belts on school buses, safety experts are divided …… Read more

Sources: Monroe News Star, Lafayette Advertiser

In The News: College of Engineering to offer 2 new degrees

University of Alabama students will have two new majors to choose from in the fall. The College of Engineering will add degrees in environmental engineering and architectural engineering to meet demand in the state and country. Along with the pre-established construction and civil engineering degrees, students in the department of… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: January storm brought increase in serious wrecks on rural roads

Predictably, wrecks on Alabama roadways increased during the winter storm that surprised the state two weeks ago, though most of the severe accidents occurred on rural routes free of congestion where road speeds remained faster, according to University of Alabama researchers. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

UA News: January’s Winter Storm Increased Chances of Deadly Crashes in State’s Rural Areas, According to UA CAPS

Not surprisingly, vehicle crashes increased during the winter storm the last week of January in Alabama, but the iced roads shifted the risk of fatal crashes to rural roads away from the clogged roadways in the state’s urban metro areas, according to an analysis of crash data by researchers at… Read more