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.


As most students saunter home for the day, the members of UA’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) team head to their workshop, motivated more than ever to overcome last year’s setbacks. Formula SAE is a student-lead competition in which teams design, build and test formula style cars against other… Read more

Sources: Mosaic

In The News: UA swimmer makes a splash as Girl Scout mentor

There have been two constants in Justine Panian’s life: swimming and Girl Scouts. As a senior at the University of Alabama, Panian swims freestyle and butterfly for the swimming and diving team. “She’s a swimmer that really wants to do all things as well as she can do them,” UA… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

A Crimson Dynasty: Astrobotics team continues success with 2015 championship

In the six years since NASA began hosting its Robotics Mining Competition, The University of Alabama Astrobotics team has emerged as the competition’s most successful team. This past May, the team won the top prize at the contest held at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The team also won… Read more

Be Our Guest: College set to host three major conference in the spring

The University of Alabama will make good use of its new engineering buildings this spring semester with a series of conferences hosted on campus that should bring about 1,600 students, professors and engineering professionals. Elizabeth Cook and other students and faculty members have been preparing to host the regional American… Read more

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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