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

Friendly Faces: Three high school friends become research partners at UA and create a smartphone app aimed toward helping children with autism spectrum disorders.

Cassidy Lamm met Lauren Lambert in her high school freshman English class in Huntsville, Alabama. The two became fast friends, taking most of the same classes and even taking leadership roles in one of the school’s service organizations. Then they became friends with Joshua Wolfe, a grade below them. All… Read more

In The News: Atlanta’s 2014 Ice Jam to take center stage at weather conference: UA CAPS researcher to help understand public response and attitude toward winter storm

Keith Stallman is the meteorologist in charge here at the National Weather Service in Atlanta. He is talking about a special survey conducted this past spring and summer by Dr. Laura Myers of The University of Alabama that surveyed some 4,000 people across the region about the ice-jam event that… Read more

Sources: WGCL CBS 46

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: Startup weekend to bring business pitches

Eager to encourage entrepreneurial ideas, The University of Alabama will host the first Startup Weekend, a global event, from Sept. 26 to 28, open to all students and members of the community. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event aimed to assist hopeful entrepreneurs with any ideas they might have and… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

AEM Professor Elected to Nanoengineering Post

Dr. Samit Roy, the William D. Jordan Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, was elected to vice chair of  a group within the American Society of Mechanical Engineers on nanoengineering. Roy will serve as vice chair for the NanoEngineering for Energy and Sustainability, NEES, committee during 2014 and 2015. The NEES… Read more

In The News: Ex-DOD official to head new Cyber Institute at University of Alabama: Cyber Institute partnered with UA’s Center for Advanced Public Safety of the College of Engineering

The University of Alabama has named a former U.S. Department of Defense official executive director of its new Cyber Institute, an umbrella organization for interdisciplinary research and educational programs on campus related to cyber security and cyber-related technologies. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

Transportation Center for Alabama Hosted Summer Institute

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – This past summer, 10 students from underrepresented high schools in West Alabama came to The University of Alabama to learn about transportation careers. The Advanced Transportation Institute was hosted by UA’s Transportation Center for Alabama, UTCA, and the Alabama Department of Transportation, ALDOT. During the three-day program… Read more