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

In The News: Alabama found lacking in computer science students

With more job opportunities than any other college major these days, computer science is hot. The Bureau of Labor says there will be up to 800,000 new jobs in this area by 2020. So, why are fewer than 100 students in Alabama learning about this field? …”We heard there was… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, WSFA NBC 27

Parked in Alabama, yet Accelerating: Former Mercedes Engineer Comes to the College

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian likes to talk about his car. He’ll show it to you if you’ve got just a moment. It’s a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Of course, most anyone would be proud to have the wherewithal to buy the premium luxury vehicle, but he’s not bragging about his new toy. Rather… Read more

In The News: UA working to increase high school interest in computer science

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1 million to grant to the University of Alabama to help improve interest in computer science among high school students. Beginning in January, the grant will help the university train 50 high school teachers to lead advanced-placement courses in computer science. Read more

Sources: AL.com, The Tuscaloosa News, WCFT ABC 33/40, The Crimson White

UA News: UA College of Engineering to Host Open House

The University of Alabama College of Engineering will host Engineering Day, or E-Day, an open house for high-school students and their families, Thursday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Read more

In The News: Science summer camps aim to create new technology developers

Many students know how to use technology, but that is not enough in today’s world. “We want to create technology developers, not just technology users,” said Dr. Jeff Gray, an associate professor of computer science at the University of Alabama and director of the Alabama Computer Science Summer Camps. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News