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: Funding their flight: Corporate sponsors support Alabama rocketry

The University of Alabama recently reached new heights with the Alabama Rocketry Association, the award-winning student organization that provides student with hands-on rocketry experience. Their team members find their passion by looking to the sky, but they soon found that they also needed to look in their wallets.  Read more

Sources: Crimson White

In The News: NASA Days connects students with industry professionals

Students that normally have their eyes to the sky, turned their attention to Shelby Quad on Thursday, gathering for the University of Alabama’s second NASA Days. NASA Days, hosted by The College of Engineering and the Capstone Engineering Society, has the goal of exposing students to the various opportunities available… Read more

Sources: Crimson White, WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: Researchers use innovative lab to study storm shelter designs

Storm shelters are an expensive and time-consuming add-on when building a home. To save time and money, sometimes homeowners and builders skimp on the protection they provide from high-winds from tornadoes or hurricanes. What if a homeowner could have the protection at a more affordable price? Answering that question is… Read more

Sources: Phys.org

In The News: Alabama lays groundwork for future automated vehicles

Advanced technology to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation. Tuscaloosa is the first city in Alabama to install the technology that will collect data for research used to decrease travel time… Read more

Sources: Roads and Bridges , Fox 6 (Birmingham), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WALB 10 (Albany, Georgia), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), Alabama Public Radio, WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Birmingham Business Journal, Informed Infrastructure, Tuscaloosa News, College and University, Future Structure, Al.com, Crimson White

In The News: At Vanderbilt hackathon, coding rockstars create apps both practical and preposterous

Ever wonder just how many Cokes a Vanderbilt University tuition is worth? Well, there’s an app for that … Emily Huynh tapped the keyboard on her computer demonstrating what she called the “tinder for food.” An invention by her and University of Alabama teammate Steven Eastcott, the program lets you swipe… Read more

Sources: The Tennesseean

In The News: UA student project supplies children with 3D printed prosthetic limbs

A group of University of Alabama students plan to continue a program that supplies children in need with customized prosthetic limbs made using a 3-D printer. The Alabama Prosthetic Project was begun two years ago by Valerie Levine, a student in the Computer-Based Honors Program at UA. Earlier this year… Read more

Sources: Al.com, Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), NBC 10 (Albany, Georgia), NBC 10 (Montgomery), NBC 13 (Birmingham), Crimson White