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Celebrating the Accomplishments of First-Generation Students

The University of Alabama is hosting a week of celebration for first-generation college students from Nov. 6-11. With support, recognition and celebration as the foundational elements of the week, the College of Engineering decided to sit down with two first-generation college students to learn more about their experiences and the advice they have for other first-generation students.

Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: November 6, 2023    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

Roy Named 2023 ASC/DEStech Award in Composites Winner

Dr. Samit Roy, the William D. Jordan professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics, has been selected by the American Society for Composites (ASC) as the recipient of the 2023 ASC/DEStech Award in Composites.

Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: October 20, 2023    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

University professor works to remove potentially carcinogenic ‘forever chemicals’ from water    /  The Crimson White

Milad Esfahani, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at The University of Alabama, has been leading research into ways to remove potentially carcinogenic “forever chemicals” from drinking water that research suggests are present in almost all humans.

Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: September 24, 2023    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

With EPA Funding, UA Students to Assess Well Water    /  UA News

A student-led team from The University of Alabama has received a federal award for its research and efforts to help private well owners in Alabama predict and identify the risk of water contamination after flooding.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 11, 2023    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Partners, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Indy Autonomous Challenge Sets Autonomous Speed Records At Monza “Temple Of Speed”    /

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) today announced that team PoliMOVE won the first-ever autonomous driving road course time trial competition, held at the Monza “Temple of Speed.” The historic feat…

Source:    /    Published: June 27, 2023    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Home Page Main Story, In The News   

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Tynker Coding for Kids Celebrates Milestone Achievement: 100M+ Students, 150K+ Schools, and 160M+ Apps Created    /  Tynker

Tynker, the leading coding platform for kids, proudly announces a significant milestone in advancing global coding education worldwide. With over 100+ million students, 150,000 schools, and 160 million apps created…

Source: Tynker    /    Published: June 7, 2023    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News   

UA’s K-12 Robotics Competition Reboots    /  UA News

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alabama Robotics Competition returned to campus this April. Organized by the computer science department, since 2011 the competition has been…

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 23, 2023    /    Posted in:   Outreach, UA News   

Honors Students Give Back to Community With Engage Tuscaloosa    /  UA News

The mission is to engage K-12 students by providing them with strong role models, building strong relationships and exposing them to new things and ideas. Ben Anderson, a junior studying…

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 2, 2023    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Outreach, Students   

Five UA Faculty Receive Fulbright Awards    /  UA News

Five University of Alabama faculty members have received Fulbright awards for educators to teach and research around the globe.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 1, 2023    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

Two UA Students Named Goldwater Scholars    /  UA News

The latest selections bring UA’s number of Goldwater Scholars to 62. Skylar Elliott is a Randall Research Scholar studying metallurgical engineering. Elliott, a UA Honors College student, has been working under Dr. Gregory Kubacki in the metallurgical and materials engineering department to determine how novel surface processes and fabrication techniques affect localized corrosion for high-strength alloys.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 14, 2023    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 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.