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Innovative UA Research Recognized with NSF CAREER Awards    /  UA News

Four professors at The University of Alabama received one of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious honors for early-career faculty.


Author: Jessica Nelson    /    Published: June 6, 2024    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News    /    Features:   , , ,   

Astrobotics Team Continues Winning Tradition    /  UA News

The UA Astrobotics team earned a ninth win in NASA’s Lunabotics Challenge, a robotic mining competition held in a simulated lunar environment.


Author: Jessica Nelson    /    Published: June 4, 2024    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

Federal Grant Powers UA’s Autonomous Bus Safety Research    /  UA News

With a grant from the Federal Transit Administration and the United States Department of Transportation, The University of Alabama is gearing up for a $3 million project to develop advanced…


Author: Jessica Nelson    /    Published: May 31, 2024    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

UA Students Win National Electric Propulsion Competition    /  UA News

After a series of setbacks, a student team from The University of Alabama took top prize in the unmanned division at the Promoting Electric Propulsion 2024 competition in Virginia Beach on April 15-16. Sponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers, the event brought more than 200 student engineers from 34 universities to compete in time trials with their vessels that must travel five miles on battery power in uncertain conditions.


Author: Jessica Nelson    /    Published: May 22, 2024    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News   

Engineering Doctoral Student Selected for National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Britney Mack, a first-year doctoral student studying chemical engineering, has been selected for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the nation’s oldest fellowship program. This prestigious fellowship was…


Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: May 3, 2024    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Students   

From Discouraged to Determined: Graduate Aims for the Stars    /  UA News

Growing up, Sindhu Belki was often discouraged from reaching for the stars. Belki knew she wanted to pursue a career in aeronautics from a young age, but she realized she would…


Author: Grace Owens    /    Published: April 29, 2024    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Students, UA News   

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Engages Local Students Through “Noches de Ciencias” Event

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers hosted its second annual Noches de Ciencias event on March 28. Partnering with the Hispanic Latino Association and the Association of Latino Professionals for…


Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: April 18, 2024    /    Posted in:   Outreach, Students   

Four members of the Crimson Racing team pose with their formula car at CAMX.

Crimson Racing Prepares for Upcoming Formula SAE Competitions

Crimson Racing is gearing up to participate in its next set of competitive endeavors. The team will attend the Formula South Invitational in Kennesaw, Georgia, this month and the Formula…


Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: April 18, 2024    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Students   

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Westermeyer selected for Aviation Week Network’s 20 Twenties program

Joey Westermeyer, a graduate student studying aerospace engineering, was selected as a fellow for the Aviation Week Network’s 20 Twenties program. The program inducts “20 of the brightest, most driven…


Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: March 1, 2024    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Students   

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2 College of Engineering Students Selected for Brooke Owens Fellowship

College of Engineering students Sindhu Belki and Zariah Orr are two of 47 undergraduate students in the nation selected for the Brooke Owens Fellowship, a nationally acclaimed nonprofit program that…


Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: March 1, 2024    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Students   

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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.