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.

Language Engineering: Passion for other cultures leads civil engineering student abroad

Visitors have not always been kind to Peru’s Maijuna tribe. Situated on northeastern Peru’s Yanayacu River, the ancient tribal land is rich in natural resources, even though about 400 of its natives live in extreme poverty. Like other outsiders to the tribe, Rachel Ramey was regarded somewhat suspiciously when she… Read more

In The News: UA in India: Students address water pollution and other concerns

Many students come into college with the desire to change the world but few get the opportunity to, especially on a global scale. That’s where Rob Morgan, executive director for Innovation Initiatives for the business school steps in. After reading a book on a concept called reverse innovation where companies… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: UA students cultivate LED-light technology for disinfecting drinking water and saving lives in developing countries.

The idea of using LED light to purify water might sound like something from a futuristic science-fiction movie, but thanks to a group of chemical engineering students at The University of Alabama, the future might be closer than you think. Read more

Sources: Service Learning

In The News: OPERATION HYDRATION: Civil Engineering student teaches water purification in India

For centuries, India has held the imaginations of explorers and entrepreneurs alike. Exotic stories and photographs of elephants and tigers, colorful markets filled with spices and tapestries, and ancient temples fuel the wanderlust of travelers. Likewise, tales of economic opportunity and rapid technological growth entice business-minded individuals to seek their… Read more

Sources: Mosaic

In The News: Alabama Football Benefits From Engineering

Collaboration between The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering and the Crimson Tide Athletics Department resulted in a unique addition to the Bama sidelines during football games. Read more

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In The News: “WOW! That’s Engineering” encourages middle-school students to look into tech fields

On Saturday, University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor Beth Todd began a daylong engineering seminar aimed at middle-school students with a slideshow for their parents. Todd showed slides of famous engineers. Of those engineers, parents could name Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and the fictional Tony Stark of “Ironman,” but… Read more

Sources: The Tucaloosa News

In The News: Not the Race but the Journey: For the students on UA’s Crimson Racing team, the process of designing and building a competition car instills a deeper understanding of engineering principles.

The students on the Crimson Racing team are not there because of class. There’s no professor taking roll. There are no grades. No extra credit. No effect on GPA. But for University of Alabama students on the team, the experience of building a small racecar from scratch to race in a… Read more

Sources: UA Undergraduate Magazine

UA News: UA Women Engineers to Host Event for Middle School Girls

The University of Alabama section of the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, will host about 200 middle-school girls at the 2015 “Wow! That’s Engineering” event Oct. 17. Read more

In The News: From the Olympic Stadium to Alabama Soccer Complex: Aerospace engineering student first active player in the history of the Alabama women’s soccer program to appear in a World Cup

Standing on the field at Olympic Stadium in Montreal Celia Jimenez looks into the stands to see her parents. She then flashes back to the moment when she kicked her first soccer ball at the age of six. She reminisces about the trip to the stadium with police escorts, and… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White