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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 Graphite Appoints Leading Carbon Expert Dr. Nitin Chopra To Technical Advisory Council

Alabama Graphite Corp. is pleased to announce that Dr. Nitin Chopra, Associate Professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and an adjunct professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama, has joined the Company’s Technical Advisory Council. The council will include members that have… Read more

Sources: Yahoo! Finance, Market Watch, Wall Street Journal Online

In The News: University of Alabama to host workshop on sustainable fuels

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is co-sponsoring a sustainable fuels workshop Tuesday featuring 10 nationally recognized experts in energy. The “Sustainable Fuels: Production and Combustion,” workshop will focus on research on production, processing and combustion of biofuels and opportunity fuels. Its goal is to enlighten students and encourage… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Students construct marshmallow launchers at University of Alabama engineering camp

Summer camp and marshmallows don’t mix like you think they might at the University of Alabama. Tyler Picchi explained how engineering campers brought the two together this week. “Well it’s supposed to act like a slingshot,” he said. Kids are making marshmallow launchers from card board, newspaper, duct tape and… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, The Crimson White

In The News: High-tech Huntsville company Venturi launches $20,000 competition to prevent hot car deaths: Seniors in mechanical engineering to help design

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mike Alvarez may be president and CEO of a high-tech aerospace company, but he’s also a father. And a grandfather. Last year Alvarez became disturbed by an increasing number of news stories about young children dying after being accidentally left in hot cars. He decided his company… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: At Farnborough, Alabama universities play role in aerospace talks

LONDON, England – Team Alabama’s secret weapon at the Farnborough International Airshow is the state’s education community, which has played a strong supporting role in efforts to recruit new aerospace investment and jobs at the industry’s global trade event. Representatives from the University of Alabama, UAH, and Auburn University participated… Read more

Sources: Department Of Commerce

In The News: Having mastered auto, Tuscaloosa targets aerospace: University of Alabama can become a partner to aerospace firms setting up shop in the area.

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Twenty years after Tuscaloosa landed a Mercedes-Benz assembly plant that turned Alabama into an automotive powerhouse, the city is ramping up efforts to recruit another advanced manufacturing sector: aerospace. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox and officials from the city and county will travel with the Tuscaloosa County Industrial… Read more

Sources: Department Of Commerce

In The News: Teachers go back to school to learn computer coding: UA professor leads teacher training for new AP course

Computer science is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. The same goes for here in Alabama.  In fact, computer science and coding is being offered as a high school math credit, that goes toward graduation. Read more

Sources: WBHM ABC 33/40, WVUA, WIAT CBS 42

In The News: For women in technology, a little support goes a long way

Tanzania Adams saw few women in her classes while earning her engineering degree at the University of Alabama about 25 years ago. There weren’t many women co-workers at Southern Company either, but she’s seeing the numbers grow and doing what she can to support young women entering science, technology, engineering… Read more

Sources: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution