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: IndyCar Series champ James Hinchcliffe test drives Crimson Racing team’s new race car

A professional race car driver gave University of Alabama students a huge boost this week, test-driving their newly built Formula car in front of a crowd on campus. UA’s Formula SAE team, Honda Performance Development and STEAM Sports Group recently teamed to educate children about the importance of science, technology… Read more

Sources: Al.com, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

In The News: CrimsonHacks to spend weekend hosting hacking marathon

The CrimsonHacks event brings together hackers from all over the South for a 24-hour hacking marathon, or “hackathon.” Teams or individuals attend workshops, competitions and other activities based around legal, fun hacking. Attendees stay overnight in the Ferguson Center Ballroom and have food provided for them throughout the weekend. Bailey… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: Computer science department grows with technology

The UA department of computer science has about 250 undergraduate students, but Jeff Gray, a professor in the department, said the department believes the number could be higher.  Gray said the mantra of the department is “Everyone should learn computer science.” Even though current enrollment doesn’t reflect the total population… Read more

Sources: Crimson White

UA hosts second annual hackathon

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Hackers, innovators, and creators from across the southeast will come together to compete in the second annual CrimsonHacks 24-hour hackathon. This year’s competition will take place on April 14-15 in the Ferguson Center Ballroom. CrimsonHacks is a full-day hacking marathon where students use coding skills to build something… Read more

In The News: UA students compete in Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge

Water rockets filled the skies above recreation fields at the University of Alabama on Friday. “OK, you use a bottle and you fill it up with water and you just put pressure in it and it shoots,” Avery Reynolds said. That’s the easiest way to explain the Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge.… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), Tuscaloosa News, NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Al.com