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 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

Auto Focus: College Working with Auto Industry for Tomorrow’s Vehicles, Workforce

Ten years from now, cars and trucks will have more electronics and software than mechanical parts, which creates an opportunity for research and innovation. “There is a dramatic shift in electrical drive and batteries, and with this move comes more questions we can research and analyze,” said Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian… Read more

Two Degrees of Separation: College offering new programs in environmental, architectural engineering

As opportunities in industry continue to grow for engineering graduates, The University of Alabama is making sure to keep the pace. In the 2014–15 academic year, the University began offering degrees in architectural engineering and environmental engineering. The College of Engineering previously offered minors in both areas along with degree… Read more

In The News: Student studies in Innsbruck, gets to travel Europe

This summer I was fortunate enough to participate in the UA in Austria program led by Glenn Tootle through the College of Engineering. I participated in the summer interim course, Water Resources and Climate: European Alps, to gain a unique technical elective credit for my major. Although I returned from… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

In The News: STEM Path Students Finding Solutions to Poverty in India

A group of 14 students from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and College of Engineering’s STEM Path to the MBA program will travel to India on July 13 for a three-week excursion, but this is not a typical study abroad trip. These students in the innovative STEM MBA program are… Read more

Sources: Culverhouse News

Co-op Selects Ambassadors

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama recently selected 12 students as ambassadors for the 2015-2016 Cooperative Education Program and Professional Practice Program. Co-op is an academic program in which students can earn money and gain career skills by alternating semesters of full-time studies with semesters of full-time work. Students… Read more