Outreach

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

In The News: Students win Alabama hackathon with cryptocurrency prototype app

Two University of Arkansas at Little Rock students are looking to make a name for themselves in the world of hackathons … DiCicco and Watts, working in conjunction with two students from the University of Alabama and Florida Institute of Technology, beat out 28 other teams for the top prize, a… Read more

Sources: Homeland Security News Wire

In The News: UA mechanical engineering students make car for boy with disabilities

A special gift was given to a student at Inverness Elementary School in Shelby County. Bailey Harris was born without arms – so, engineering students from the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA transformed a toy ride-along car to help him get around school. Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), Shelby County Reporter , WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Gwinnett (Georgia) Post, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: UA robotics team creates buzzer for Cross-City African American History Championship

And many UA students played a key role in preparing the 5th graders for competition, including this, by the UA robotics team that dazzled the crowd. Kenny Ricks said, “Eight or nine students completely were involved, Matt Eastdap was the lead, but several other students brainstormed exactly how we wanted to do it. The… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: IndyCar Series champ James Hinchcliffe test drives Crimson Racing team’s new race car

A professional race car driver gave University of Alabama students a huge boost this week, test-driving their newly built Formula car in front of a crowd on campus. UA’s Formula SAE team, Honda Performance Development and STEAM Sports Group recently teamed to educate children about the importance of science, technology… Read more

Sources: Al.com, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

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