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Dr. Charles L. Karr

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Dean’s Office

Dr. Charles L. “Chuck” Karr was appointed Dean of the UA College of Engineering in 2005 after more than 20 years of engineering experience. During his time as Dean, Karr has worked to develop relationships across campus to broaden the academic experience for students studying engineering and computer science. He has overseen impressive growth in enrollment,… Read more about Dr. Charles L. Karr

In The News: UA Dean of Engineering visits HTHS Engineering Academy students

Engineering Academy students at Hewitt-Trussville High School had a special guest on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Dean of Engineering from the University of Alabama spoke with students taking engineering, physics and computer science classes. Dean Karr explained how to be successful in college. According to the school system, Karr… Read more

Sources: Trussville Tribune

Engineering First-Class Facilities: H.M. Comer Hall Renovated to One-Stop Shop for Students

The new H.M. Comer Hall radiates professionalism and class and is a one-stop shop for students to get all of their engineering needs met in one place. The newly renovated building provides an appropriate entryway into the Shelby Engineering and Science Quad and has become the portal into The University… Read more

UA engineering adds two ABET accreditations to undergraduate programs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – All University of Alabama College of Engineering undergraduate curricula are now fully accredited by ABET, the national accrediting agency for engineering and computing programs, with the two newest undergraduate engineering programs receiving certification. The architectural and environmental engineering programs at UA officially became accredited on Oct. 1… Read more

In The News: Ribbon-cutting Ceremony held for H.M. Comer Hall

The University of Alabama cut the ribbon on a newly remodeled engineering building. $24.6 million worth of renovations started at H.M. Comer Hall seventeen months ago. It’s now the home of UA’s College of Engineering administration, the Patterson welcome center, the engineering career development center, and much more.  Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

Engineering Recognizes Outstanding Alumni Volunteer for 2018

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently recognized N. Hugh Mathews as its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer. Mathews, a Birmingham native, has demonstrated consistent loyalty to the College. He has served for two years as the chair of the College of Engineering Leadership Board, and, as… Read more

Dynetics donates to UA engineering

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A Huntsville-based applied science and information technology company recently chose to invest in The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Dynetics Inc. has gifted the College with an $85,000 donation to be split among the new H.M. Comer Hall, the Alabama Astrobotics team and student scholarships. “Dynetics… Read more

In The News: Alabama awarded patent for sideline tent

The University of Alabama’s win in the College Football Playoff wasn’t the school’s only big football-related win in January. The school was also assigned a patent for the collapsable sideline tent that was invented by trainers and mechanical engineering students at Alabama and is now ubiquitous in major football. The co-inventors are Jeff Allen, Thomas… Read more

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