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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.

MTE Grad Student Awarded for Research Presentation

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – A University of Alabama graduate student in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering placed second in the oral presentation competition at the 2014 National Black Graduate Student Association conference. Joseph Waters, who serves as vice-president for the African American Graduate Student Association at the University, gave… Read more

In The News: Mixing it Up: Dual Masters degree programs at UA are producing formidable job candidates.

Like Reese’s peanut butter cups, sometimes the right mixture lends itself to a perfect combination. That’s the case for UA students who are mixing their majors and finding it’s fast becoming a formula for success. Take students Samantha Walker and Holly Poole who are signed up for the Dual Enrollment… Read more

Sources: UA Culverhouse News

In The News: Students construct marshmallow launchers at University of Alabama engineering camp

Summer camp and marshmallows don’t mix like you think they might at the University of Alabama. Tyler Picchi explained how engineering campers brought the two together this week. “Well it’s supposed to act like a slingshot,” he said. Kids are making marshmallow launchers from card board, newspaper, duct tape and… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, The Crimson White

Civil engineering Ph.D. student honored for research

Henry Lester was one of two students who received the Young Scientist Award at the ASCE’s Second International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, or ICVRAM 2014, and Sixth International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis. The Young Scientist Award honors a student who co-authors and presents a… Read more

In The News: High-tech Huntsville company Venturi launches $20,000 competition to prevent hot car deaths: Seniors in mechanical engineering to help design

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mike Alvarez may be president and CEO of a high-tech aerospace company, but he’s also a father. And a grandfather. Last year Alvarez became disturbed by an increasing number of news stories about young children dying after being accidentally left in hot cars. He decided his company… Read more

Sources: Al.com

Aerospace Engineering Student Receives National Scholarships

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Jackson A. Morris, a junior from Naperville, Illinois, studying aerospace engineering and mechanics was selected to receive the Ellis F. Hitt Digital Avionics Scholarship from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Founded in 1963, AIAA annually awards financial aid to undergraduate and graduate students in science or… Read more

In The News: Robot invasion: Big Island to host college competition: College of Engineering students to participate

In the first competition of its kind on the Big Island, seven college teams will put their robots to the test in an inaugural space mining simulation on the slope of Mauna Kea. The five-day event will kick off Monday with a public demonstration of the rover-like machines on Hilo… Read more

Sources: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Pacific Business News, Big Island Now, West Hawaii Today

UA News: UA Students Participate in Co-op Program in Summer 2014

More than 180 University of Alabama students during the summer 2014 semester are receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program. In the Cooperative Education Program, students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work… Read more

UA Robotic Mining Team Set for Contest in Hawaii

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – A team of University of Alabama students who won the top prize at a NASA contest this year are traveling to Hawaii for another contest. Made up of engineering and computer science students from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College, Alabama Astrobotics earned the… Read more