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: Look! No Hands! Would you use a self-driving car?

Would you ride in a car if it had no driver other than the car itself? And would that make our roads any safer? As part of KGUN9’s continuing project “Operation Safe Roads” we looked at how college students are learning to program cars that will probably be in your… Read more

Sources: 104.1 KQTH (Tucson, Arizona), ABC 9 (Tucson, Arizona)

In The News: Lone Peak Graduate Hired to Start Sustainability Program in Big Sky

Sayler Tatom cares about Big Sky, which means she cares about snow, plants and the environment. Originally from Dallas, Tatom moved to Big Sky at about 10 years of age and graduated from Lone Peak High School in 2017 … While Tatom is currently enrolled in the environmental engineering and… Read more

Sources: Explore Big Sky (Montana)

In The News: Take a look inside UA’s newest multi-million dollar building renovations

With the fall semester fast-approaching, the University of Alabama is putting the finishing touches on a few multi-million dollar construction projects in the heart of campus. Read more

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In The News: UA demonstrates new MELD Machine

Researchers at the University of Alabama say a 3D printer will help the military operate more efficiently. UA is one of the first colleges with access to the MELD machine. It transforms scrap metal into something a little bit more useful. Read more

Sources: CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), 3-D Print, All 3DP, Fabbaloo

In The News: Alabama student offers children in need 3D-printed prosthetics

Valerie Levine is changing lives three-dimensionally. The summer before her junior year, this University of Alabama student started tinkering with a 3D printer with no goal in mind. But less than a year later, Valerie realized that “It Just Means More” when you can use a 3D printer to better… Read more

Sources: It Just Means More

UA engineering student awarded research grant

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A member of UA’s antenna team was recently awarded a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Katelyn Isbell, an electrical and computer engineering senior from Chesapeake, Virginia, received the Eugene F. Knott Memorial Pre-Doctoral Research Grant worth $1,500 from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation… Read more

In The News: ASTM International awards $10,000 scholarships to students at Alabama, McGill, Vanderbilt, IUP

ASTM International president Katharine Morgan announced that four graduate students each won $10,000 scholarships for their graduate studies in fields where technical standards play a crucial role. This year’s winners were chosen from a competitive pool of 25 applications … Mechanical engineering student Kathryn Anderson of the University of Alabama… Read more

Sources: Control Design