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UA Research Enterprise Enjoys Remarkable Year    /  UA News

The portion of faculty members engaged in externally funded research was the most in the history of The University of Alabama during the last academic year.

Author: UA News    /    Published: August 25, 2022    /    Posted in:   Engineering, In The News, Outreach, Research, UA News   

Novel Membrane Fabrication Research Project Awarded EPA Grant

A research team from The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering will further its efforts to reduce groundwater contamination after recently receiving a $25,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: August 22, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:     

Pyle Named Associate Senior Director of Development for College of Engineering

The University of Alabama (UA) College of Engineering has named Jenny Pyle as its associate senior director of development.

Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: August 4, 2022    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff   

Gurbuz Receives Prestigious Research Publication Grant

Dr. Sevgi Zubeyde Gurbuz, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the recipient of the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) 2022-23 Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine and Science.

Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: August 2, 2022    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

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Engineering Professor, Automotive Pioneer Adds New R&D Role    /  UA News

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian will take on the additional responsibility of creating and implementing a vision for connected, automated and electric mobility research and elevating the profile of the Alabama Transportation…

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: August 1, 2022    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

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AWI Names Second Class of Faculty Fellowship Recipients    /  UA News

The program recognizes UA faculty for outstanding research, extension and education programs that significantly advance UA’s interdisciplinary water-related communities of science.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 28, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

UA To Train Needed Workforce for Water Operations and Forecasting    /  UA News

The University of Alabama has been awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a unique hydrologic science research and training program for graduate students.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 18, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

Building A LEGACY of Computer Science Inclusivity

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19 percent increase in computer science jobs by 2026. Yet, according to, only about 20 percent of professionals in the field are women. With forward-thinking, inclusive programming, The University of Alabama College of Engineering seeks to introduce more young women, particularly those of color, to computer science.

Author: Brinkley Pearce    /    Published: July 12, 2022    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Students    /    Features:     

Crimson Racing Team Speeds to Impressive FSAE Finish

The University of Alabama Crimson Racing team recently finished in fifth place overall out of 120 registered teams at the 2022 International Formula SAE® series competition (FSAE) at Michigan International Speedway.

Author: Brinkley Pearce    /    Published: June 16, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Students,    /    Features:     

UA Robotics Team Claims Another Title    /  UA News

Once again UA’s student team dominated an annual NASA robotics competition, claiming its seventh title in a row and eight out of the past nine championships.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 14, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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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.