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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

Capstone Engineer – Spring 2014

With the completion of the North Engineering Research Center, The University of Alabama has completed about $300 million in engineering and science facilities. The four buildings surround the Shelby Engineering and Science Quad, and are helping transform the UA College of Engineering’s teaching and research along with recruitment of students… Read more

In The News: College of Engineering sees growth

Ten years, four buildings and $270,222,013 later, the Science and Engineering Quad on the northeast side of campus is home to new laboratories and state-of-the-art technology. Shelby Hall, named for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby and completed in 2004, has 70 research labs, five teaching labs, and a number of offices… Read more

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A 3D Printing Lab Open to Creativity

When the forefathers of what we call the Internet were connecting their computer centers together in the 1960s, it is doubtful any could have predicted the radical changes the network would one day bring. Like any new technology, it is the unexpected applications that often are the most exciting. Society… Read more

Function with Form: New foundry ready for engineering and open to the arts

With the snip of a ribbon, The University of Alabama opened a new foundry to encourage creative collaboration between engineering and art students. Located between Hardaway Hall and the old Bureau of Mines building, the foundry provides space and facilities for teaching, research and service to metal-casting and processing industries… Read more

Through the Doors and Staying the Course

In many ways Larry Summerville is the realization of a dream that began more than 50 years ago. An African-American who studies engineering at The University of Alabama, he walks through doors open to all students. Summerville, a senior in metallurgical and materials engineering who recently won first place for… Read more

Capstone Engineer – Fall 2005

For the past 25 years, Dr. Charles L. “Chuck” Karr has maintained a relationship with The University of Alabama as an undergraduate student, graduate student, part-time instructor, faculty member, department head, associate dean and now as the new dean of the College of Engineering. It is this experience within the… Read more