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: No handlebars: Student gains recognition as campus Unicycle Guy

Heads turn as a one-wheeled vehicle zips by students making their way to their 8 a.m. classes. They wonder if it’s a bike or maybe a skateboard. It’s neither. It’s actually just your friendly 
neighborhood unicyclist. “I remember there used to be a different guy, but he graduated, so I… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: ADVENTURE is out there: UA students study abroad

Diving under the waters off the coast of New Zealand, Dason Maloney found himself in a metal cage surrounded by great white sharks—all for the thrill of it. From bungee-jumping to mountaineering climbing, he learned why people call New Zealand the Adrenaline Capital of the World. For his study abroad experience… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

Find Your Passion: Mixing the Senses

Mitchell Griest came to The University of Alabama to study computer science. His interests in art and technology seemed, he says, mutually exclusive. But he’s been exposed to a path that combined his technical skills and artistic creativity. Now a senior studying studio art and computer science, Griest mixes the… Read more

In The News: Engineering students create clean-energy devices using inexpensive and recycled items

College is intended to prepare young adults for the real world, but in Nitin Chopra’s Advanced Energy class, students are already affecting the real world from inside the classroom. After participating in the UA Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility’s Faculty Fellows in Service Learning Program, Chopra, associate professor of… Read more

Sources: Service Learning

In The News: Student awarded Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship

In July of 2015, University of Alabama graduate student Nathan Klenke was awarded the Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship. This prestigious honor placed Klenke in the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellow Program. This program is specified to students who are studying within transportation-related domains. The Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship was created in 1953… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Brazilian student finds home at the University of Alabama

Isabelle Moreira, an international student from Brazil, is a junior majoring in chemical engineering. To Isabelle, America is a place where she can further her education through new opportunities and learn the language while enjoying a few football games on the side. CW: Why did you choose the University of… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

Civil engineering students do well in contest

A team of three graduate students from civil, construction and environmental engineering received special recognition for their work in a national level concrete beam design contest organized by Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. This is the first time, a team from UA competed in this contest. The members of the UA team… Read more

In The News: Engineering students explore other cultures while improving living environments in impoverished regions

College should be a time of discovery, adventure and embracing new ideas, but many students have hardly left their home states, let alone the country. Philip Johnson, associate professor of engineering at The University of Alabama, saw this problem and decided to expose students to different ways of life outside… Read more

Sources: Service Learning