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Faculty and Staff

The more than 250 faculty and staff in the UA College of Engineering are frequently recognized for their achievements and contributions to our state, nation and world.

In The News: Creating Longer-Lasting Concrete Girders

Finding ways to cut down on cost without sacrificing safety is always a challenge when it comes to infrastructure projects. Engineering researchers at the University of Alabama are finding ways to improve bridges to span longer distances and use fewer supports, while also trying to cut down on costs; and… Read more

Sources: The Concrete Producer, Aggregate Research, Phys.org, WBHM ABC 33/40, Civil + Structural Engineer, Concrete Construction, Public Works, Daily Commercial News

In The News: Engineering students create clean-energy devices using inexpensive and recycled items

College is intended to prepare young adults for the real world, but in Nitin Chopra’s Advanced Energy class, students are already affecting the real world from inside the classroom. After participating in the UA Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility’s Faculty Fellows in Service Learning Program, Chopra, associate professor of… Read more

Sources: Service Learning

In The News: UA SITE camp hosts 150 high school students

The University of Alabama’s engineering department held the 25th annual SITE camp, or Student Introductory to Engineering Camp, from July 12-31. The camp has three one-week segments in which 150 high school students, who are rising juniors and seniors from all across the country, travel to Tuscaloosa to take part… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6

Auto Focus: College Working with Auto Industry for Tomorrow’s Vehicles, Workforce

Ten years from now, cars and trucks will have more electronics and software than mechanical parts, which creates an opportunity for research and innovation. “There is a dramatic shift in electrical drive and batteries, and with this move comes more questions we can research and analyze,” said Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian… Read more

In The News: Will Teaching New Computer Science Principles Level the Playing Field?: Dr. Jeff Gray in Computer Science featured in article

It’s no secret that computer science (CS) courses are not a priority in many high schools. Across the nation, many schools get away with packaging courses that teach kids to make Powerpoints, spreadsheets and other rudimentary work as ‘computer science.’ But when authentic CS is offered, it’s often in the… Read more

Sources: edSurge

In The News: Computer science booming in Alabama

Alabama is leading the nation in bringing computer science courses to the classroom.  In fact, teachers are going back to school to learn how to instruct students in computer science. This is the third year for computer science training for teachers at the University of Alabama campus. 22 new schools are… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40