University of Alabama team takes fourth in national EcoCar competition

By Associated Engineering Press

Dubbed as the “Team to Watch” in the 2015 EcoCar3 Year One competition, the University of Alabama engineering students knew they were going to have to work hard to live up to their reputation in Year Two.

Fast-forward a year and the new kids on the block not only lived up to but have exceeded expectations at the 2015 competition in Yuma, Arizona.

Competing with 16 other university teams from the United States and Canada, UA’s EcoCar3 team placed fourth, moving up four places from last year’s finish. Sources: Alabama News CenterWHNT CBS 19WIAT CBS 42

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: June 21, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students    /    Features:   ,