Capstone Engineer – Spring 2017

This issue of the Capstone Engineer features the Alabama Astrobotics team and looks at their success over the past few years. Other features include a look at a computer science student who designed a baseball app and started a company, a story on a group from UA who were the… Read more

Opening Borders: Group from UA, first engineering students to study in Cuba since the revolution

As relations between the United States and Cuba began to thaw, The University of Alabama found itself in a unique position to reach out to universities on the island nation thanks to a long-established relationship of cultural and heritage exchange. As a result of this strengthening relationship, eight students from… Read more

In The News: Destin resident receives NASA recognition

The Alabama Space Grant Consortium has given seven University of Alabama engineering students $42,000 in graduate fellowship and undergraduate scholarship money. Megan Wood of Destin, a senior in mechanical engineering, received a scholarship. The graduate fellowships are funded jointly through the ASGC and the UA Office for Research and Economic… Read more

Sources: The Destin Log (Florida), Tuscaloosa News

In The News: UA students develop flexible solar cell

A start-up technology company run by University of Alabama students and an associate professor is developing a thin, flexible solar cell with the goal of helping the military meet goals for renewable energy. The team pitched their solar cell technology and business plan on Friday to a panel of investors… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

Tide Continues To Roll: UA Robotics Team Has Successful Year

There’s a team of students at The University of Alabama who have won multiple national titles in recent years and perform at a high level. This team doesn’t play football, though. It creates and competes with robots. Alabama Astrobotics won its third national title at a NASA robotics contest in 2016… Read more

In The News: Sustainability Report: Are Composite Building Materials Sustainable?

In grade schools long ago, many people had to build something out of toothpicks or Popsicle sticks—a house, a bridge, a boat. It might have been an art project or a science experiment, but the idea was to make something new out of existing materials … One of those requirements is… Read more

Sources: Paste Magazine

In The News: Alabama Attorney General’s office warns of technical support service scams

Computer users, beware. Just because Alabama’s Attorney General and the Fair Trade Commission got a company accused of using phony tech support practices to stop doesn’t mean you’re safe. “What these people are doing, is they are trying to get you to believe that your computer is infected with a… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham)