UA Celebrates Research, Creative Activity by UA Faculty

By Associated Engineering Press

Members of The University of Alabama faculty were honored for their research and creative contributions at Faculty Research Day.

Eight members of the UA faculty, including mechanical engineering associate professor Zheng O’Neill, were recognized as recipients of the President’s Faculty Research Award during a ceremony on the UA campus in April.

Sponsored by the offices of the President and Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the award goes to outstanding faculty researchers from across UA’s colleges and schools.

Faculty Research Day highlights and celebrates excellence in research, creativity and scholarship by bringing together faculty from across campus. The event is also intended to increase awareness and generate enthusiasm for scholarship among faculty as the University advances its research enterprise and its impact.

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 5,200 students and more than 170 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: April 10, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering