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UA Student Selected for International Engineering Program    /  UA News

Thomas Moat, a senior in construction engineering from Newnan, Ga., will help the Chinese government in Beijing design and build a pedestrian bridge as part of the 2013 International Summer School of Structural Engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 5, 2013    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students, UA News   

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Van Zee Tapped to Lead UA Chemical and Biological Engineering Department    /  UA News

Dr. John Van Zee, an innovator of fuel-cell research, was named as head of the department of chemical and biological engineering at The University of Alabama College of Engineering.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: December 19, 2012    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

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Self-Driving Cars to Take Off    /  UA News

Once in the realm of science fiction, cars able to drive themselves will become more prevalent as the first versions are introduced to consumers during 2013, says a University of Alabama engineering professor who worked to develop the technology.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: December 18, 2012    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Engineering Student Wins Award for Research Paper    /  UA News

Larry Summerville, a senior in metallurgical and material engineering from Columbus, Miss, won first place for his research poster presentation at a November regional meeting of the National Society of Black Engineers in Montgomery.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 28, 2012    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Research, Students, UA News   

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After Winning National Award, UA Women Engineers to Host Conference    /  UA News

The University of Alabama chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, was awarded the gold level Outstanding Collegiate Society Award at the SWE National Conference in Houston, Texas, and it won the bid to host its regional conference in 2014 on campus.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 20, 2012    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Professor Leads Effort to Teach Computer Science in High Schools    /  UA News

Continuing efforts to introduce computer science to high school students, a $1 million grant was awarded to The University of Alabama to train teachers in a new computer-science course and future College Board AP exam.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 14, 2012    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA working to increase high school interest in computer science    /  AL.com

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1 million to grant to the University of Alabama to help improve interest in computer science among high school students. Beginning in…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: November 14, 2012    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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A reboot in recruiting women into computer science    /  The Chronicle of Higher Education

Cassidy Lamm, who grew up loving Disney movies like The Lion King, hopes to help create the next generation of animated films. When she checked into the credentials of current…


Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education    /    Published: October 29, 2012    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

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Renowned Engineer, Author to Speak at UA    /  UA News

Dr. Henry Petroski, professor, author and a leading expert on engineering failures throughout history, will visit The University of Alabama campus Nov. 7, capping his visit with a public lecture in the Ferguson Center.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 23, 2012    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

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UA Engineering Professor Selected for International Conference    /  UA News

Dr. Wei Song, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at The University of Alabama, will represent the structural control and monitoring community as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Sixth International Workshop on Structural Control and Monitoring.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 27, 2012    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, 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.