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The Tinkerer

By Associated Engineering Press

If Jim Busby were to write a book, it might be called “How to tinker your way onto the New York Stock Exchange.”

While the tale of how Busby started his former company, QMS, in his bedroom with a $10,000 loan has become the stuff of legend in the Alabama business world, the most informative part of the story occurs long before QMS was listed on the NASDAQ and the NYSE with annual revenues of $300 million.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: November 1, 2013    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News