In The News

In the News is a summary of articles about The University of Alabama College of Engineering that have appeared in print, online and broadcast media outlets. These summaries, headlines and links are copied exactly as they appeared in the media source.

In The News: ENGgenuity Lab partners students for mentoring

The ENGenuity Lab has made its place on the University of Alabama campus. The lab started three years ago when co-creators and administrators Nancy Holmes and Gail Howell started a Mentor UPP Program. Holmes said the program was designed for underclassmen to learn from experienced graduate or upperclassmen students in… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: UA engineers earn SWE awards

Grace Guin and Lexi Romine, two University of Alabama graduates, were recently selected to receive nationally competitive awards by the Society of 
Women Engineers. Ten members of SWE collegiate chapters will be honored as recipients of the Outstanding Collegiate Member Award this year. “One of the most appealing aspects of… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Alabama researchers make fibers that conduct electricity

A T-shirt that conducts electricity sounds like a product of the future, but five researchers at The University of Alabama are bringing it closer to reality. A University of Alabama research team was issued patent number 8,784,691 on July 22, which covers their newly discovered process of making certain fibers… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, Phys.org

In The News: UA students prepare high schoolers for Advanced Placement courses and success in college: Through UH 300/NEW 310 CollegeFirst, university students mentor high schoolers and guide them through rigorous math, science and English curricula.

Mechanical engineering major James Orr expected mentoring to be rewarding, but he didn’t count on being so inspired by high schoolers involved in the summer program designed to prepare them for college-level Advanced Placement courses. “They are very driven to succeed,” Orr said of high school students who give up… Read more

Sources: The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility

In The News: Students design hybrid for automotive competition

Students at The University of Alabama are redesigning a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle called EcoCar 3. The University is one of 16 schools to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, which is known as the leading competition for students pursuing careers in… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Meet Evan Prizy: A sophomore in computer science and UA Cross Country athlete

What inspired you to come to the University of Alabama? “Dean (Charles) Karr, of the College of Engineering, held an informational dinner near my hometown for students who were interested in The University of Alabama.  I figured I would check it out and see it was about. After the presentation… Read more

Sources: RollTide.com

In The News: UA starts exchange program

When the plant manager at Mercedes-Benz expressed to University of Alabama President Judy Bonner the need for German-speaking engineers in his company, the college of engineering collaborated to form a program which incorporated the study of mechanical, electrical and automative engineering with the study of the German language. Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Student earns NASA scholarship

Lauren Howell is aiming for the stars – a bit more literally than most of her classmates. Howell, a sophomore majoring in aerospace engineering at The University of Alabama, was recently named a recipient of NASA’s 2014-2015 Aeronautics Scholarship. Howell is one of just 20 students from across the nation… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White