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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.

Lifting Off: UA Engineering Drone Team Forms, Looking to Expand

A team of University of Alabama students is proving that drones are no longer just for the military. Because they are small and can be flown autonomously, drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, are an inexpensive way to conduct aerial surveillance. In recent years they have proved to be… Read more

In The News: Mechanical engineering labs to be offered at UA Gadsden Center

The University of Alabama started offering degrees in mechanical engineering through distance learning at least 20 years ago, according to Clark Midkiff, the department head. Midkiff said the challenge has been providing the hands-on lab experience distance learning students need, in addition to video-streamed lessons and online homework. Starting this… Read more

Sources: The Gadsden Times, WBRC Fox 6, WBRC Fox 6 (Video), WBMA ABC 33/40, WTVM ABC 9

In The News: University of Alabama students ready to make an eco-friendly Chevy Camaro

A team of University of Alabama students is ready to turn a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro into an eco-friendly car. More than 150 students have been working on a prototype to transform the car. It’s all part of the elite, 16-team EcoCar 3 competition. “We’re here really just to let Tuscaloosa know that… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, The Student Engineer, The Tuscaloosa News, WSFA 12, Alabama News Center, WIAT CBS 42, WBRC Fox 6, WBMA ABC 33/40, WAFF, WMCA NBC 5, WVUA News

In The News: The story behind the tent on Alabama’s football sideline

When a player gets injured in a football game, they are typically brought to a trainer’s table on the sideline where a medical evaluation is done in front of 100,000 people and a television camera capturing every moment of pain and emotion. Short of taking a player back to the… Read more

Sources: USA Today, Yellowhammer, CBS Sports Radio

UA News: UA Students Ready to Make Muscle Car Greener in National Contest

After nearly 18 months preparing, The University of Alabama EcoCAR 3 team is ready to turn a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro into an advanced, significantly more energy-efficient vehicle that should maintain the speed and performance of the muscle car. Read more