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: UA professor, student measure intensity of helmet impacts during collisions

The crack of football helmets is a distinct sound and one that a University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor and his student believe could be analyzed as part of a less costly method of measuring the severity of impacts on the field. UA sophomore Brandon McChristian and UA mechanical engineering… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, The Crimson White

In The News: Bowen develops UA ‘Best Undergraduate Research’ plus national attention

Matthew Bowen, a sophomore at the University of Alabama, is preparing to ‘MoVVE’ into a promising career in software design. A computer science major, Bowen was recognized at a UA ceremony on March 30 with the 2015 award “Best Undergraduate Research.” In addition, Bowen earned second place in the Association… Read more

Sources: Madison County Record

In The News: The Catherine Johnson Randall Premier Award: Brian Goodell

Brian Goodell, a senior from Plattsburgh, New York, majoring in chemical engineering and physics, was awarded the Catherine Johnson Randall Premier Award for his outstanding academic performance at the University. The Catherine Johnson Randall Premier Award is given yearly to the most outstanding graduating senior based on GPA and rigor… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

UA News: UA Researchers Study Sounds from Colliding Football Helmets as Alternative to Understanding Forces

University of Alabama student Brandon McChristian hopes his research of sound waves generated from colliding football helmets leads to a a better understanding of the forces involved in those collisions and, perhaps one day, enables inexpensive sensing methods for a safer game. Read more

In The News: Univ. of Alabama students building a fuel efficient car

University of Alabama students must get things in gear in a race to build a more fuel efficient car that also produces less pollution. “It’s exciting but it’s also terrifying at the same time,” Forrest Fletcher said. Fletcher works with the design team. They’re making computer models for parts going… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), WCFT ABC 33/40

In The News: University of Alabama wins Hoverbowl Challenge: Team beats Auburn in races at Lake Lurleen State Park

The University of Alabama on Saturday claimed bragging rights over Auburn University in the University Hoverbowl Challenge. UA’s team had 160.67 points, topping AU’s 140.33. The Hoverbowl Challenge was held Saturday at Lake Lurleen State Park in Coker. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: The hovering Tide: UA, Auburn meet Saturday in the ‘Iron Bowl’ of hovercraft: Races to be held at Lake Lurleen State Park in Coker

Even though the calendar says it’s March, it’s Iron Bowl time again in Tuscaloosa. This matchup is of the hovercraft variety, an aircraft that can travel across smooth surfaces of land or water while being propelled by air pushed beneath the vehicle. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA TV

In The News: University of Alabama students tutor Hillcrest students in rocket contest

Instead of footballs, sixth-grade Hillcrest Middle School students on Tuesday launched water rockets up to 40 yards across the football field. Counting down from 10, students watched as team Bazinga sent its rocket flying, a blur of black-and-red duct tape, into the air on wings made of cardboard. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA TV, WBRC Fox 6