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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    /

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:    /    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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UA’s Cyber Security Program Hosts Virtual Capture the Flag Competition

In conjunction with The University of Alabama’s Cyber Security Club Crimson Defense and UA’s Digital Forensics and Control System Security Lab, the UA College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science…

Author: Sarah Graham    /    Published: March 31, 2022    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Students    /    Features:     

Women’s History Month: UA’s Influential Researchers    /  UA News

UA researchers are at the top of their game. Here’s a spotlight on four female researchers advancing their fields.

Author: Caroline Gazzara-McKenzie    /    Published: March 30, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

Hundreds of Students to Showcase Research, Creativity    /  UA News

More than 400 students from across campus will share their work with the community at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference on April 4.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 21, 2022    /    Posted in:   Events, Students, UA News   

Viola Acoff

Acoff Honored as Diversity “Trailblazer” and Keynote Speaker by TMS

Dr. Viola Acoff, Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, was recently chosen to be the Keynote Speaker at the “Diversity in the Minerals, Metals & Materials Professions” annual meeting…

Author: Sarah Graham    /    Published: February 22, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials 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.