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Dr. Beth Ann Todd

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Todd's research deals with applying principles of mechanical engineering design to problems of the human body. This includes both the design and analysis of devices, particularly assistive technology, and the study of the body itself as a mechanism. The latter work has dealt with problems in the areas of orthopedics and soft tissue mechanics.… Read more about Dr. Beth Ann Todd

In The News: Faculty help students gain real-world job experience

Internships and co-ops allow students to gain experience in the fields they’re interested in, and some University departments such as the journalism, accounting and engineering departments are especially helpful in assisting students in landing those internships and co-ops. Read more

Sources: Crimson White

Foundations for the Future: Society Equips Students to Achieve Full Potential

What began in 1950 with just 60 women engineers, has grown on an international level to become a major support system for college women in engineering across the globe and at The University of Alabama. The Society for Women Engineers got its start at the University in 1976. Since its… Read more

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: 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

In The News: University of Alabama seeks to spark interest in engineering

Monalisa Ruffin’s small fingers assembled snap connectors on a circuit board to create a closed-loop circuit in hopes that once she finished the activity, she could make a siren sound off. The 11-year-old sixth-grader at Brookwood Middle School participated in five engineering activities on Saturday at the “Wow! That’s Engineering!”… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA 23

UA Women Engineers to Host Event for Middle School Girls

The University of Alabama section of the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, will host about 200 middle-school girls for a hands-on discovery of engineering. Read more

In The News: University of Alabama students’ work linked to space missions

Two teams of mechanical engineering students at the University of Alabama have spent their senior year designing tools for a NASA competition inspired by the space agency’s plans for human exploration of the solar system. Each of the six-person teams are competing in NASA’s Microgravity Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), KMOV 4, WTVM ABC 9

UA Set to Host Engineering Educators

The University of Alabama will host the American Society of Engineering Education Southeast Section Annual Conference March 13-15 at on campus and at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tuscaloosa. This is the first time the University has hosted an ASEE conference since 2006. The theme for this year’s meeting is “engineering… Read more

In The News: The story behind the tent on Alabama’s football sideline

When a player gets injured in a football game, they are typically brought to a trainer’s table on the sideline where a medical evaluation is done in front of 100,000 people and a television camera capturing every moment of pain and emotion. Short of taking a player back to the… Read more

Sources: USA Today, Yellowhammer, CBS Sports Radio

Be Our Guest: College set to host three major conference in the spring

The University of Alabama will make good use of its new engineering buildings this spring semester with a series of conferences hosted on campus that should bring about 1,600 students, professors and engineering professionals. Elizabeth Cook and other students and faculty members have been preparing to host the regional American… Read more