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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: Strong Showing for UA Students in First Year of National Vehicle Contest

A team of University of Alabama students that is part of a national competition to design an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle was recognized as the “Team to Watch” after completing the first year of the four-year competition, one of several honors for the EcoCAR 3 team. Read more

In The News: Graduate students take part in National Flood Interoperability Experiment Summer Institute to develop new tools

Graduate students from across the nation will get the chance to explore the possibilities and applications of a high-tech hydrologic simulation and forecasting model similar to one being developed by the National Weather Service during a seven-week summer institute being hosted by the National Water Center and the University of… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA News, WIAT CBS 42, The Crimson White

In The News: LOCAL Q&A: William MacGavin, didgeridoo guru, University of Alabama student

This week, we are learning about didgeridoos from University of Alabama third-year student William MacGavin. MacGavin is from Temecula, Calif., and is an architectural engineering major pursuing a master’s degree in business administration through the STEM program. Not only is MacGavin an avid player of the didgeridoo, he is also… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: UA students take part in EcoCar Competition

Muscle cars have long been a staple of the American auto industry, but can these classics be redesigned to have speed, horsepower and even protect the environment at the same time? Engineering students from across the country are taking on the challenge by going under the hood of a 2016… Read more

Sources: WSFA 12, WIAT CBS 42

In The News: University of Alabama students win NASA space mining competition

Though the University of Alabama has its fair share of athletic national championships, a group of engineering and computer science students are racking up academic trophies in a national robotics competition. Alabama Astrobiotics won UA a second national championship in NASA’s Robotic Mining Championship last week, having constructed their own autonomous robot… Read more

Sources: AL.com, Science Times, WAFF 48, WBHM ABC 33/40, BAYN-TV, The Crimson White

In The News: UA students to compete in NASA robotics challenge

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics Team will soon find out if it has what it takes to help NASA explore space. The team is gearing up for a competition at the Kennedy Space Center. The team is putting the final touches on the robot they built that they are calling… Read more

Sources: WBMA ABC 33/40, Alabama Public Radio