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: Local residents Engle, Johnson to participate in summer job program

Adam Engle of Decatur and Ethan Johnson of Hartselle will receive hands-on educational experience this summer through the University of Alabama’s Cooperative Education Program. — Nearly 250 University of Alabama students are receiving hands-on educational experience with dozens of companies and organizations across the United States through UA’s Cooperative Education Program… Read more

Sources: Decatur Daily, Tuscaloosa News, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Cullman Sense, Marietta Daily Journal, Meridian Star

In The News: Shelby County student earns $1,000 Alfa Foundation Scholarship

The tuition bill for a local college student will be a little lower in August thanks to a scholarship awarded through the Alfa Foundation … Scholarship recipient Jacob Odom of Birmingham is a Briarwood Christian High School graduate and a freshman at the University of Alabama studying civil engineering.  Read more

Sources: Shelby County Reporter, Tuscaloosa News

In The News: University Students to Test Microgravity Research in NASA’s Underwater Analog

Twenty-five student teams from across the country will test their research underwater in May and June in simulated microgravity at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston as part of the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) challenge … The second test week, June 4-7, will feature teams from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; Embry-Riddle… Read more

Sources: Alabama Latino News , Market Watch

In The News: Madison County native completes Capitol Hill internship for Sen. Shelby

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) announced that Mason Joyner, daughter of Walley and Kelly Joyner of Madison, Mississippi, Darry Elizabeth Freeman of Montgomery, and Bebe Wheeles of Birmingham, completed internships this summer in his Washington office. Joyner is a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama, pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering. She is also… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Madison County Journal

UA Engineering Alumni Honor Outstanding Senior

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Holden DeGrave, a recent graduate of The University of Alabama, received the 2018 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. A graduate of Southwest High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin, DeGrave graduated from UA this spring with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. For eight semesters, DeGrave received… Read more

In The News: The Ohio State takes home the top spot in EcoCAR 3 competition: The University of Alabama received 784 points in third place

The Ohio State University took home first place in the final year of EcoCAR 3, an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors Co. This is the fourth consecutive win for the team … West Virginia finished with 817 total points taking second place, and the… Read more

Sources: Street Insider, WAFF 48 (Huntsville), WLOX (Biloxi, Mississippi), ABC 7 (Tyler, Texas), Digital Producer, Tucson News Now (Arizona), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), NBC 14 (Evansville, Indiana), Imperial Valley News Center, Electric Energy Online, Science and Technology Research News, Green Car Congress

In The News: UA Astrobotics team wins NASA Competition for 4th year in a row

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics team won the NASA robotic mining competition, for the fourth year in a row. UA’s team won bragging rights, and a big check last weekend. Alabama Astrobotics has been fine tuning a robot, that’s good at digging.  Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Fox 6 (Birmingham), Alabama News Center, Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa News, Sun This Week (Minnesota)