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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: 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

In The News: Former Cecil student wins University of Alabama transfer award

After greeting Cecil College Professor Gail Wyant’s physics class with a customary “Roll Tide,” frequently uttered by University of Alabama students, fans and supporters, Kara Parks shared a story of how her previous coursework in North East paid dividends more than 900 miles away on a fluid mechanics exam in… Read more

Sources: The Cecil Whig

The Sporting Life: A growing number of Crimson Tide athletes studying engineering, computer science

During his senior year in high school, Da’Shawn Hand announced on ESPN he planned to attend The University of Alabama to study civil engineering. “I love civil engineering, and they have that major,” said Hand while surrounded by the press and supporters at his school. OK. That’s not the whole… Read more

In The News: UA SITE camp hosts 150 high school students

The University of Alabama’s engineering department held the 25th annual SITE camp, or Student Introductory to Engineering Camp, from July 12-31. The camp has three one-week segments in which 150 high school students, who are rising juniors and seniors from all across the country, travel to Tuscaloosa to take part… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6