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Phil Campbell alum takes part in UA team named year three Champion in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

By Associated Engineering Press

Student standing outside of Coleman Coliseum

The University of Alabama team of 65 students – spanning a variety of majors from engineering to communications and business – took home first place for year three of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, and a Phil Campbell alumnus, Ben Williams, was part of the team. The four-year EcoCAR Mobility Challenge is an automotive engineering competition that tasks student teams at 11 universities with, as explained by UA, “improving a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer’s fuel efficiency by incorporating a hybrid-electric powertrain and optimizing its operation using connected and automated vehicle features.”

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: July 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features: