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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.

In The News: Mind-Controlled Drones: Not As Far Away As You Think

Not long ago, moving objects with your mind was the province of Jedi knights and boy wizards. But on April 6, competitors and spectators will descend on the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for the Brain-Drone Race competition, in which competitors will race drones by moving them only with their… Read more

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In The News: Alabama testing materials to create buildings that better withstand earthquakes

Researchers at the University of Alabama are testing whether tall, wood-framed buildings built with a hybrid technique that combines conventional construction materials and a newer material called cross-laminated timbers can better withstand earthquakes. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Apalachicola Times

UA engineering students launch test balloons

A group of University of Alabama engineering students held a test balloon launch in November to prepare for an upcoming series of complex launches this spring. Project Fenrir is a team of nine UA engineering and computer science students who have the goal of designing and testing a modular, multi-mission… Read more

In The News: GOVERNOR VISITS TUSCALOOSA TO SPEAK AT AWARD CEREMONY

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey was in Tuscaloosa Friday as the keynote speaker for the Randall Scholar awards. Ivey recognized Randall Premier award winner Donna Xia for her contributions in chemical engineering, and also spoke to University of Alabama students and staff about her goals for the future of the state… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

In The News: ASTM International Selects Alabama Student for WISE Internship

ASTM International will sponsor Kaitlyn Bishay, a rising senior at the University of Alabama, for the prestigious Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program. WISE is a competitive summer program in Washington, D.C., offered annually to about a dozen engineering juniors and seniors interested in public policy. The program… Read more

Sources: ASTM Standardization News, ASTM International

In The News: Under the ice

Using the word summer to refer to Greenland is an insult to the idea of summer. Nevertheless, it was “summer” when a team of researchers from The University of Alabama dragged a radar across the Arctic ice in hopes of seeing underneath. Read more

Sources: Phys.org

UA engineering students spend 12 weeks working at Tesla

Several University of Alabama College of Engineering students got the opportunity to apply classroom lessons into real world practice by interning for an innovative automotive and energy company making major headlines. The UA engineering students spent their summer working with Tesla automotive company at factories in both California and Nevada.… Read more