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: 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

In The News: Alabama Football Benefits From Engineering

Collaboration between The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering and the Crimson Tide Athletics Department resulted in a unique addition to the Bama sidelines during football games. Read more

Sources: Scout.com, The Tuscaloosa News, AL.com, The Decatur Daily, The Montgomery Advertiser, The Dothan Eagle, Bama OnLine, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, The Anniston Star, The Florence Times Daily, ESPN Part 1, ESPN Part 2, WSFA NBC 12, WBRC Fox 6, WBRC Fox 6 (video), WVUA 23, WTVY CBS 4, The Crimson White, Athletic Training Today, The Daily Bama Blog, College AD, WBRC Fox 6 Tide & Tigers Tailgate Show, SEC Network, Alabama Public Radio

In The News: “WOW! That’s Engineering” encourages middle-school students to look into tech fields

On Saturday, University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor Beth Todd began a daylong engineering seminar aimed at middle-school students with a slideshow for their parents. Todd showed slides of famous engineers. Of those engineers, parents could name Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and the fictional Tony Stark of “Ironman,” but… Read more

Sources: The Tucaloosa News

‘A Strong Presence’: UA SWE Growing As Efforts to Support Women Engineers Continue

The awards have piled on recently for The University of Alabama chapter of the Society of Women Engineers as the group continues to focus on supporting and advancing women in engineering. In the past two years, the chapter has received the gold and silver level Outstanding Collegiate Society Award from… Read more