Outreach

Service to the state, nation and world is part of the mission of The University of Alabama College of Engineering.

In The News: CrimsonHacks to spend weekend hosting hacking marathon

The CrimsonHacks event brings together hackers from all over the South for a 24-hour hacking marathon, or “hackathon.” Teams or individuals attend workshops, competitions and other activities based around legal, fun hacking. Attendees stay overnight in the Ferguson Center Ballroom and have food provided for them throughout the weekend. Bailey… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

UA hosts second annual hackathon

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Hackers, innovators, and creators from across the southeast will come together to compete in the second annual CrimsonHacks 24-hour hackathon. This year’s competition will take place on April 14-15 in the Ferguson Center Ballroom. CrimsonHacks is a full-day hacking marathon where students use coding skills to build something… Read more

In The News: UA students compete in Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge

Water rockets filled the skies above recreation fields at the University of Alabama on Friday. “OK, you use a bottle and you fill it up with water and you just put pressure in it and it shoots,” Avery Reynolds said. That’s the easiest way to explain the Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge.… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Al.com

UA hosts event to honor high school women in IT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –The University of Alabama and the National Center for Women and Information Technology will recognize high school women from across Alabama who have achieved success within the IT field at an annual banquet. The UA College of Engineering computer science department will host the NCWIT Aspirations banquet Saturday… Read more

In The News: UofA professor discusses brain-robot interaction with Talladega College students (photos)

University of Alabama assistant professor of computer science Dr. Chris Crawford spoke to Talladega College Science students Monday during a special presentation titled “Brain-Robot Interaction and Applying Block-Based Programming to Neurofeedback Application Development.” Read more

Sources: Anniston Star

In The News: UA College of Engineering uses drones to analyze damage at JSU

Drones have become a popular item and now the University of Alabama’s engineering department has found a new way to put them to use. The UA’s Remote Sensing Center used its drones to help Jacksonville state university assess damage to campus buildings after they were hit by a tornado last week… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa) 3/27, WVUA (Tuscaloosa) 3/29