Students

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.

In The News: Inaugural class of STEM Scholars honored at graduation

On July 10, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) hosted a dual Women in STEM panel discussion and STEM Scholars graduation ceremony featuring keynote Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and women STEM professionals from the Chicago area … After the graduation ceremony, Rep. Hultgren co-moderated a panel to discuss women in the… Read more

Sources: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois)

In The News: Tuscaloosa students named National Merit Scholarship winners

Two Tuscaloosa students were named among thousands of students as National Merit Scholars. Jordan Walker of Northridge High School and Roeder McNair of Holy Spririt Catholic High School were named winners in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Walker and McNair were among 54 students from across the state to be… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News

Pitching Code: Computer science student designs app for baseball, starts company

Great ideas begin with questions, and for a University of Alabama student, his questions led him to an invention. Now, Matt Bowen and some classmates are turning that idea into a company. “This has been way more than I could have ever imagined,” said Bowen, a senior from Huntsville. Bowen… 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