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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: UA to partner with Airbus

The University of Alabama and Airbus have signed an agreement designed to boost the school’s engineering education and research efforts. Airbus will assist UA in purchasing equipment in the areas of additive manufacturing and aerodynamic velocity measurements as well as a variety of student engagement activities. Read more

Sources: Birmingham Business Journal, Fox 6 (Birmingham), 3-D Printing Industry, KAKE-ABC

In The News: UA Professors Cracking Sustainable Car Code

Obama-era EPA rules may be on their way out but that doesn’t mean the search for more sustainable transportation is over. The University of Alabama and three other schools were recently picked by the National Science Foundation to make automobiles more fuel efficient. Read more

Sources: Business Alabama

In The News: UA researchers say statistics show important role of seat belts

Ahead of the busy Memorial Day weekend travel period, University of Alabama researchers are sharing statistics that show the role seat belts play in saving lives in traffic crashes. According to the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS), current numbers show more than 90 percent of people in Alabama are wearing seat… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), WSFA-NBC (Montgomery), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville)

UA Computer Science Students Start CrimsonHacks Hacking Competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Five University of Alabama computer science seniors and members of the Association for Computing Machinery UA student chapter started a hacking competition this semester that they hope will become a yearly event. CrimsonHacks is a hackathon, or a weekend-long invention challenge. The 24-hour event took place on… Read more

In The News: UA Civil Engineering Department works for bicycle lanes

If you build it, they will come. That’s what Sassafras and their local partners think about Bike paths in Tuscaloosa. They are trying to make Tuscaloosa a bike friendly map. Partners include the University of Alabama Department of Civil Engineering, Druid City Bicycle Club, Trek Bicycle Store and Velocity Pro… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: Medical tent created by Alabama continues to evolve, expand

After seeing the initial prototype for what’s become the SidelinER, Jeff Allen called Alabama dean of engineering Charles Karr. “You and your team did an unbelievable job,” the Crimson Tide’s head athletic trainer told Karr. “These students did a phenomenal job. This thing’s really going to work. But, the issue is… Read more

Sources: al.com