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Two forward-thinking University of Alabama engineering faculty members have started a research project evaluating the quality of online engineering education in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Derek Williamson, civil,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering,    /    Features:   ,   

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Ingenuity in a Crisis

As the country came together in the spring of 2020 to help out fellow Americans during the novel coronavirus pandemic, University of Alabama alumni and students also stepped up to…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students,   

Keeping the Engine[er] Running

While faculty and students were adjusting to digital classrooms, The University of Alabama’s staff was working to keep their offices productive from their homes. From advising students on their courses,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff,    /    Features:   , ,   

Pandemic Parenting

As faculty scrambled to adjust their classes from in-person to online this spring, they also had to deal with learning technology they hadn’t used before and outside factors like full…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 8, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff,    /    Features:   ,   

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Dr. Lina Pu has been hired in the computer science department

The College of Engineering welcomed Dr. Lina Pu, assistant professor in computer science, to The University of Alabama this year. After gaining her doctorate in 2015, Pu has delved into…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff   

The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department Has Added Dr. Mesfin Mekonnen

From working and studying in three continents, Dr. Mesfin Mekonnen has gained a worldly view of an important natural resource — water. Mekonnen joined The University of Alabama in 2020…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

UA welcomed Dr. Jin Kim to the mechanical engineering department last year

Dr. Hyun “Jin” Kim has joined The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering as an assistant professor in mechanical engineering. The main focus of Kim’s research is energy and thermal…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: January 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

Grants Awarded to Student Teams in Alabama for Innovative Technology Projects    /  Southeast Ag Radio Network

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded approximately $50,000 to the University of Alabama and $25,000 to the University of Alabama in Huntsville as part of a total of $792,036…


Source: Southeast Ag Radio Network    /    Published: December 17, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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University of Alabama and Partners Work to Solve Sewage Crisis in State’s Black Belt    /  American Council on Education

The University of Alabama (UA) has partnered with the University of South Alabama, Auburn University, Columbia University in New York, the University of North Carolina and the University of California-Irvine…


Source: American Council on Education    /    Published: December 16, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Energy Institute of Alabama names Alabama Transportation Institute’s Parrish as senior policy adviser    /  Alabama Political Reporter

The Energy Institute of Alabama is pleased to welcome Alabama Transportation Institute Executive Director Allen Parrish as the newest senior policy adviser for the organization. In this role, Parrish will…


Source: Alabama Political Reporter    /    Published: December 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    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.