UA Engineers Finalists in International Contest

By Alana Norris

A team of students at The University of Alabama has been selected as one of the top six finalists to compete in a international engineering competition. The goal of the competition, formally called the Student Antenna Design Contest, which is organized by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, is for the students to create a better antenna for CubeSats, which are smaller satellites that are often tacked onto the launches of larger satellites.

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: Alana Norris    /    Posted on: April 3, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features: