Research

Research is a critical component of our mission as the flagship university in this state, and the College of Engineering often makes news through the research of our faculty and students.

Research Centers

The College of Engineering has several research centers and institutes that capitalize on interdisciplinary research initiatives and advance the University’s mission. Browse articles affiliated with our research centers.

In The News: Here’s your chance to weigh in on weather warnings

The weather enterprise needs you. The Vortex-Southeast tornado research project has brought cutting-edge researchers and all their high-tech equipment to Alabama for the spring tornado season. But they need help from regular folks too. And they don’t have to stand in the path of a tornado to do it, either… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: UA solar project is teaching tool for future engineers

University of Alabama Athletics and the College of Engineering celebrated a partnership with a bright future last week as new solar panels at the Sewell-Thomas baseball stadium went online.  The solar panels, situated behind the outfield, will provide power to the stadium while engineering students will collect and study data… Read more

Sources: Alabama News Center, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: University of Alabama hoping to stop pedestrian deaths by raising awareness of dangers

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, and the University of Alabama is stepping in to do their part to cut the risk. Tuscaloosa Police told CBS42 News that nine people have died after being hit by a car since 2014. Organizations throughout the city are working together to ensure… Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), WERC-AM (Radio)

In The News: Teams compete in the Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition

Forty teams of entrepreneurs battled it out today in hopes of winning a $50,000 grand prize. The students competed in the Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition. Some of the participants were University of Alabama students who founded Biogram, a start up company intended to develop a plan for… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa) , Tuscaloosa News, Birmingham Business Journal

In The News: UA Engineers Finalists in International Contest

A team of students at The University of Alabama has been selected as one of the top six finalists to compete in a international engineering competition. The goal of the competition, formally called the Student Antenna Design Contest, which is organized by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, is for… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, Tuscaloosa News

Business, Engineering Majors Win $50,000 in Business Plan Competition

Three undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are ready to take the next step in changing how life-saving medicines are stored and transported after winning the $50,000 grand prize at the Edward K. Aldag, Jr. Business Plan Competition recently at UA. Read more

In The News: University of Alabama researchers trying to learn how police officers react to ‘shoot, don’t shoot’ situations

Trying to to learn how police officers react to “shoot, don’t shoot” situations, researchers at the University of Alabama are measuring brain waves during virtual reality police training. According to a report on the school’s website, for the past year, researchers Rick Houser, Dan Fonseca and Ryan Cook have used… Read more

Sources: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Crimson White, Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa News (video), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Alabama News Center, Al.com, Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery)