Parked in Alabama, yet Accelerating: Former Mercedes Engineer Comes to the College

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian likes to talk about his car. He’ll show it to you if you’ve got just a moment. It’s a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Of course, most anyone would be proud to have the wherewithal to buy the premium luxury vehicle, but he’s not bragging about his new toy. Rather… Read more

Defending its Turf: Alabama Lunabotics tries to repeat championship

They won’t be marching into a stadium on May 20, but Alabama Lunabotics will be returning to Kennedy Space Center with the same goal as many other University of Alabama students: defending their title as champions. Last year the team of UA and Shelton State Community College students won the… Read more

College successfully launches mentor program, looks to expand

Before coming to The University of Alabama as a freshman, JP Gravitt signed up for the College of Engineering mentoring program at the urging of his mom. “I decided to go along with it,” said Gravitt, a native of Columbiana, Ala. “I didn’t think it would be useful or beneficial… Read more

Not Another Face in the Crowd: Engineering student gains quick notoriety for sideline passion

It could have easily been his first interview, judging by the way Jackson Blankenship fiddled so nervously in his chair, self-consciously contemplating his answer to each question. But this was not Blankenship’s first interview, and, if you asked him which it was, he wouldn’t be able to tell you. Interviews… Read more

Leaps and Bounds: Interest in Cooperative Education Program booming with enrollment

Only 35 years ago The University of Alabama’s Cooperative Education Program was an underdog in its field, functioning more as a professional courtesy for employers. Today, UA Co-op hosts an average of 800 students per year, placing it among the largest in the Southeast. Co-op has grown so substantially, particularly… Read more

End User: Capstone Engineers and Computer Scientists on Today’s Technology

Dr. Jason Bara, an assistant professor in chemical and biological engineering, researches the development of processes for clean-energy generation that uses new solvents with little or no volatility for scrubbing CO2 emissions. Bara works in collaboration with ION Engineering to develop and deploy these technologies. Q: You’re trying to be… Read more