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: Startup weekend to bring business pitches

Eager to encourage entrepreneurial ideas, The University of Alabama will host the first Startup Weekend, a global event, from Sept. 26 to 28, open to all students and members of the community. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event aimed to assist hopeful entrepreneurs with any ideas they might have and… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: Group provides theatre outlet for engineers

The College of Engineering has a secret. It’s not a car that runs on passionate performances of “Yea, Alabama” or a way to keep Bryant-Denny cool in sweltering Tuscaloosa heat. It’s a theater troupe. The College of Engineering Does Amateur Radical Theater began a few years ago when a few… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: STEM path helps students work towards MBA: The STEM program gives students the option of completing their MBA in just one year of graduate study by utilizing nontraditional educational methods.

Students with a clear focus on their learning path now have the chance to finish both their undergraduate and master’s degrees in less than the traditional six years through the science, technology, engineering and mathematics path to the MBA in the Capstone’s Culverhouse College of Commerce. Created by Rob Morgan… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

MTE Grad Student Awarded for Research Presentation

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – A University of Alabama graduate student in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering placed second in the oral presentation competition at the 2014 National Black Graduate Student Association conference. Joseph Waters, who serves as vice-president for the African American Graduate Student Association at the University, gave… Read more

In The News: Mixing it Up: Dual Masters degree programs at UA are producing formidable job candidates.

Like Reese’s peanut butter cups, sometimes the right mixture lends itself to a perfect combination. That’s the case for UA students who are mixing their majors and finding it’s fast becoming a formula for success. Take students Samantha Walker and Holly Poole who are signed up for the Dual Enrollment… Read more

Sources: UA Culverhouse News

In The News: Students construct marshmallow launchers at University of Alabama engineering camp

Summer camp and marshmallows don’t mix like you think they might at the University of Alabama. Tyler Picchi explained how engineering campers brought the two together this week. “Well it’s supposed to act like a slingshot,” he said. Kids are making marshmallow launchers from card board, newspaper, duct tape and… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, The Crimson White

Civil engineering Ph.D. student honored for research

Henry Lester was one of two students who received the Young Scientist Award at the ASCE’s Second International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, or ICVRAM 2014, and Sixth International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis. The Young Scientist Award honors a student who co-authors and presents a… Read more

In The News: High-tech Huntsville company Venturi launches $20,000 competition to prevent hot car deaths: Seniors in mechanical engineering to help design

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mike Alvarez may be president and CEO of a high-tech aerospace company, but he’s also a father. And a grandfather. Last year Alvarez became disturbed by an increasing number of news stories about young children dying after being accidentally left in hot cars. He decided his company… Read more

Sources: Al.com