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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 computerscience.org, 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 Professors, Student Develop Cyber Security Curriculum for U.S. Civil Air Patrol

During her freshman year of college, Lacey Wicks was doing something many people do: making an online purchase. Soon afterwards, she started noticing unfamiliar charges to her credit card and realized she’d been hacked.


Author: Brinkley Pearce    /    Published: June 10, 2022    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Home Page Main Story, Students,    /    Features:   ,   

Assistant Professor Wins 2022 UA Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dr. Kathryn (Katie) O’Harra, an assistant professor and chemical engineer spearheading the Engineering Positive and Intentional Change (EPIC) Scholars Program, has been selected by The University of Alabama Graduate School as the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Dissertation Award.


Author: Trudeau Livaudais    /    Published: May 24, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff,   

University of Alabama astrobotics team prepares to defend string of national titles    /  Tuscaloosa News

The Alabama Astrobotics team is preparing to defend a long string of national championships in the NASA Lunabotics competition to be held at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The…


Source: Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: May 18, 2022    /    Posted in:   In The News, Students   

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Alabama Power Grant Expands Black Belt STEM Program    /  UA Advancement News

More students in Alabama’s Black Belt will have the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, thanks to a grant from the Alabama Power Foundation that is…


Source: UA Advancement News    /    Published: May 9, 2022    /    Posted in:   In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

Dr. Jeff Gray Named as Member of Inaugural IEEE Distinguished Contributors

Dr. Jeff Gray, director of the Randall Research Scholars Program and a professor in the UA College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science, has been named an inaugural Distinguished Contributor…


Author: Trudeau Livaudais    /    Published: May 4, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:   ,   

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Indy Autonomous Challenge Racecar Sets New Autonomous Land Speed Record At Historic Kennedy Space Center    /  indyautonomouschallenge.com

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) racecar, a Dallara AV-21 programmed by team PoliMOVE from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and the University of Alabama (USA), set a new land speed world…


Source: indyautonomouschallenge.com    /    Published: April 28, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

Dr. Rohan Sood to Attend NASA Launch

Dr. Rohan Sood, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics and the director of UA’s Astrodynamics and Space Research Laboratory, has been invited to attend the launch of NASA’s…


Author: Trudeau Livaudais    /    Published: April 11, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Mechanical Engineering Professor Wins CAREER Award

TUSCALOOSA, AL – University of Alabama Mechanical Engineering professor Dr. Matthew Kasemer recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, the NSF’s most prestigious award…


Author: Sarah Graham    /    Published: April 6, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering    /    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.