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Students in the College of Engineering are encouraged to go beyond the classroom to enhance their education. A creative approach to tomorrow’s challenges is taught inside and outside the classroom, and students receive recognition for their innovation.

NASA Selects UA Engineering Research Team for New Space Travel Program

NOTE: This story was written before the novel coronavirus pandemic. NASA has chosen The University of Alabama as one of 14 universities in its new program to innovate space travel. UA’s research team will create a hybrid rotating detonation engine to optimize rocket capability. Dr. Ajay Agrawal, a professor of… Read more

In The News: Eleven UA Students Win Fulbright Awards

Eleven University of Alabama students won Fulbright Awards. The Fulbright program is the most prestigious U.S. international exchange program, offering one-year grants for independent study and research. Two UA students received research awards, and nine won Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Awards.  Read more

Sources: WVUA

In The News: AM/NS Calvert donates PPE to University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Alabama steel-manufacturer AM/NS Calvert recently made a donation of face shields and “ear savers” to the University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital.  A release from the company detailed that AM/NS Calvert collaborated with their long term partners at the University of Alabama for innovative solutions to meet the… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer

In The News: UA to offer summer course about COVID-19

This summer The University of Alabama will be offering a class that students can take to learn more about the COVID-19 virus and its long-lasting impacts. The class is called “Catalysts for Change: Creative Solutions for Fighting Coronavirus”. It’s being designed for a variety of majors, including business, human environmental sciences, and engineering. Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40, Nick 97.5, ed Scoop, WAFF (Huntsville), Fox (Birmingham)

UA Engineering Alumni Honor 2020 Outstanding Senior

Peyton Strickland, who studied aerospace engineering and mechanics at The University of Alabama, received the 2020 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. Part of the University Honors Program and the Accelerated Master’s Program, Strickland is on track to graduate with a 4.0 grade point average in both his bachelor’s and… Read more

UA Student Recognized as 2020 Better Scientific Software Fellow

Nasir Eisty, a doctoral candidate in the computer science department at The University of Alabama, has been selected as a 2020 Better Scientific Software Fellow. “Being a software engineering researcher for scientific software, I was very excited to receive this award in recognition of incorporating software quality activities to the… Read more