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: Former Oconee resident works on septic system improvements in Alabama

Joe Booth, a former resident of Athens and Watkinsville, is participating in a project at the University of Alabama to develop new technology for septic systems to help homeowners in an area of Alabama known as the Black Belt. That area is notorious for septic problems due to the hard… Read more

Sources: Athens Banner-Herald

In The News: UA mechanical engineering students make car for boy with disabilities

A special gift was given to a student at Inverness Elementary School in Shelby County. Bailey Harris was born without arms – so, engineering students from the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA transformed a toy ride-along car to help him get around school. Read more

Sources: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), Shelby County Reporter , WAAY-ABC (Huntsville), Gwinnett (Georgia) Post

UA Chem-E Car Team places in regional competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama’s Chem-E Car Team received the most creative design award and placed third in the poster competition at a recent conference, marking the best placement in the team’s history. The American Institute of Chemical Engineering Southern Region Conference was held April 6-8, in Baton… Read more

UA metallurgical and material engineering students win casting competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two teams of nine metallurgical and material engineering students took first and second place in a local casting competition held April 9. The American Foundry Society Casting Competition consisted of each team making a small-scale version of the Vulcan statue located in Birmingham and a technical presentation… Read more

In The News: UA robotics team creates buzzer for Cross-City African American History Championship

And many UA students played a key role in preparing the 5th graders for competition, including this, by the UA robotics team that dazzled the crowd. Kenny Ricks said, “Eight or nine students completely were involved, Matt Eastdap was the lead, but several other students brainstormed exactly how we wanted to do it. The… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

UA Recognizes Undergrad Randall Research Award Winners

The Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program recognizes and celebrates the best research activity conducted by undergraduate students at The University of Alabama. Read more

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)