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Aerospace Research in Alabama Powers New Industry Discoveries    /  Made in Alabama

Researchers in Alabama are leading efforts to expand and sharpen the capabilities of the global aerospace and aviation industries. Their focus varies widely, from deep space exploration to military helicopter…


Source: Made in Alabama    /    Published: October 25, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Engineering, In The News    /    Features:     

Testing Florida’s Freshwater Limits for Population Growth    /  UA Office for Research and Economic Development

People move to Florida for several reasons, one of them being convenient access to the state’s coastal areas. According to the U.S. Census, the population increased from approximately 9 million people in 1980 to around 22 million in 2020.


Source: UA Office for Research and Economic Development    /    Published: September 26, 2022    /    Posted in:   In The News, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Sees Major Increases in R&D Partnerships with Industry    /  UA News

Over the past three years, annual funding from industry partners with The University of Alabama increased nearly 500%, creating opportunities for students while bringing innovation and job growth to the…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 26, 2022    /    Posted in:   Alabama Industrial Assessment Center, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Partners, Research, UA News   

Alabama’s New High School for Cyber Technology Officially Open    /  AL.com

Gov. Kay Ivey officially opened the new Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering in Huntsville today calling it a “testimony to our (state’s) commitment to being innovative in every way.”


Source: AL.com    /    Published: September 26, 2022    /    Posted in:   In The News, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

Building A LEGACY of Computer Science Inclusivity

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19 percent increase in computer science jobs by 2026. Yet, according to computerscience.org, only about 20 percent of professionals in the field are women. With forward-thinking, inclusive programming, The University of Alabama College of Engineering seeks to introduce more young women, particularly those of color, to computer science.


Author: Brinkley Wood    /    Published: July 12, 2022    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Students    /    Features:     

Crimson Racing Team Speeds to Impressive FSAE Finish

The University of Alabama Crimson Racing team recently finished in fifth place overall out of 120 registered teams at the 2022 International Formula SAE® series competition (FSAE) at Michigan International Speedway.


Author: Brinkley Wood    /    Published: June 16, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Students,    /    Features:     

UA Professors, Student Develop Cyber Security Curriculum for U.S. Civil Air Patrol

During her freshman year of college, Lacey Wicks was doing something many people do: making an online purchase. Soon afterwards, she started noticing unfamiliar charges to her credit card and realized she’d been hacked.


Author: Brinkley Wood    /    Published: June 10, 2022    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Home Page Main Story, Students,    /    Features:   ,   

Assistant Professor Wins 2022 UA Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dr. Kathryn (Katie) O’Harra, an assistant professor and chemical engineer spearheading the Engineering Positive and Intentional Change (EPIC) Scholars Program, has been selected by The University of Alabama Graduate School as the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Dissertation Award.


Author: Trudeau Livaudais    /    Published: May 24, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff,   

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:     

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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.