Outreach

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

In The News: Diman students rolling into the future with energy-efficient car project: Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at the University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro

Diman students have been working, long distance, with students at The University of Alabama to create an energy-efficient Camaro. Tuesday, in the Diman restaurant, members of the Alabama team got together with member of Diman faculty to discuss how to grow and expand the partnership. A lot of it’s about… Read more

Sources: The Herald News

In The News: DCS planning computer science curriculum for elementary students: Dr. Jeff Gray trains teachers

Three schools in the Decatur City system are preparing to pilot a curriculum that will teach students as early as kindergarten how to write computer programs. “This is where our kids are, so we have to get there with them,” Benjamin Davis Magnet School Principal Aundrea Hanson said. Jeff Gray… Read more

Sources: The Decatur Daily

In The News: UA lands $5M grant to boost minority participation in STEM fields

The University of Alabama recently secured a major grant to help attract minority students to STEM fields. The $5 million grant awarded from the National Science will help the AlabamaLouis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, a program assisting universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of… Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal, WBMA ABC 33/40 (article), WBMA ABC 33/40 (video), WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), WIAT CBS 42, WTVM ABC 9

UA Leads Effort to Spark Minority Participation in Science, Technology

The University of Alabama will be the lead institution in the state in a national effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented minority groups in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Read more

In The News: Students build cardboard boats at University of Alabama engineering camp

Students from all 50 states converged on the University of Alabama for Student Introduction to Engineering Camp (SITE) this week. Their project for today was to make a “boat” out of cardboard, tape and plastic bags. Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, WBRC Fox 6 (video), WSFA NBC 12, WVUA 23, WBRC Fox 6 (video 2)

In The News: Area schools paying attention to computer science: Dr. Jeff Gray mentioned in article

Computer science plays a major role in contributing to an innovative and competitive workforce. So says Hartselle High School computer science teacher Bucky Garner, whose school district is looking to expand its computer science curriculum. Computer science “is really, really involved in everything that we do,” Garner said. Starting next… Read more

Sources: Decatur Daily