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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.

UA News: UA Researchers Study Sounds from Colliding Football Helmets as Alternative to Understanding Forces

University of Alabama student Brandon McChristian hopes his research of sound waves generated from colliding football helmets leads to a a better understanding of the forces involved in those collisions and, perhaps one day, enables inexpensive sensing methods for a safer game. Read more

In The News: Univ. of Alabama students building a fuel efficient car

University of Alabama students must get things in gear in a race to build a more fuel efficient car that also produces less pollution. “It’s exciting but it’s also terrifying at the same time,” Forrest Fletcher said. Fletcher works with the design team. They’re making computer models for parts going… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), WCFT ABC 33/40

In The News: University of Alabama wins Hoverbowl Challenge: Team beats Auburn in races at Lake Lurleen State Park

The University of Alabama on Saturday claimed bragging rights over Auburn University in the University Hoverbowl Challenge. UA’s team had 160.67 points, topping AU’s 140.33. The Hoverbowl Challenge was held Saturday at Lake Lurleen State Park in Coker. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: The hovering Tide: UA, Auburn meet Saturday in the ‘Iron Bowl’ of hovercraft: Races to be held at Lake Lurleen State Park in Coker

Even though the calendar says it’s March, it’s Iron Bowl time again in Tuscaloosa. This matchup is of the hovercraft variety, an aircraft that can travel across smooth surfaces of land or water while being propelled by air pushed beneath the vehicle. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA TV

In The News: University of Alabama students tutor Hillcrest students in rocket contest

Instead of footballs, sixth-grade Hillcrest Middle School students on Tuesday launched water rockets up to 40 yards across the football field. Counting down from 10, students watched as team Bazinga sent its rocket flying, a blur of black-and-red duct tape, into the air on wings made of cardboard. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA TV, WBRC Fox 6

In The News: Not your Typical College Day: Transform this Camaro

Kaylie Crosby is the project manager overseeing a team of 134. Using the special technology of the auto industry, VDP (Vehicle Development Process) she and her team of engineers are working on making a Chevrolet Camaro more fuel-efficient while “retaining the vehicle’s performance, safety, and consumer appeal.” Kaylie’s a fourth year… Read more

Sources: The Educated Mom