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New Manufacturing Research Center Established by UA’s College of Engineering

The University of Alabama College of Engineering has instituted a new interdisciplinary research and development center on campus. The Manufacturing at the Point-of-Need Center will provide undergrad and graduate students…


Author: Abby Woodruff    /    Published: November 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Centers, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:   ,   

The intersection of environmental justice and civil rights: How DOJ investigation could play out    /  Montgomery Advertiser

“You can go to Wilcox County, and you find exactly the same situation, but really nothing happening to solve the problem,” University of Alabama professor Mark Elliott said. 


Source: Montgomery Advertiser    /    Published: November 14, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Shrugs and intrigue: Alabama reacts to billions of dollars it will get in federal infrastructure package    /  AL.com

Allen Parrish, executive director with the Alabama Transportation Institute and a professor at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, said the idea that there will be “radical transportation in road…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: November 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Centers, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

UA students prepare to have satellite they built launch into space    /  WVUA

We are approaching the take-off of a University of Alabama student-built satellite. Students in UASpace, a student organization on campus have put three years of work into preparing for their satellite to be…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: November 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, In The News, Students   

Dr. Charles L. Karr Named Interim President of The University of Alabama in Huntsville    /  University of Alabama System

UA System Chancellor Finis St. John today announced that he will recommend Dr. Chuck Karr as interim president of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to succeed retiring president…


Source: University of Alabama System    /    Published: November 9, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Engineering, In The News    /    Features:     

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Grants Boost UA Climate Science Research Efforts    /  UA News

Researchers from The University of Alabama are among those to receive funding from NOAA for climate science and community resilience projects.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 3, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

5 people in an airplane hanger behind a small hybrid plane

How close are hydrogen planes, really?    /  Marketplace

“Yes, as far as hydrogen-powered, the planes will definitely look different,” said Bhupendra Khandelwal, an associate professor at the University of Alabama.


Source: Marketplace    /    Published: November 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Bell Lauds Faculty, Staff Roles in Capstone’s Success    /  UA News

President Stuart R. Bell’s Fall 2021 Campus Assembly address highlighted the vital part faculty and staff play in everything The University of Alabama has accomplished, and the importance of their…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

Viola Acoff

2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors    /  Savoy

The definitive listing of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors by Savoy Network: Viola L. Acoff Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Graduate Programs, College of Engineering University of Alabama


Source: Savoy    /    Published: October 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

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Gov. Lee Appoints Clay Bright as Megasite Authority CEO    /  TN Office of the Governor

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Clay Bright to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Megasite Authority of West Tennessee. Bright currently serves as the Commissioner…


Source: TN Office of the Governor    /    Published: October 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News   

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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.