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Researchers to Build Unique Radar to Study Glaciers, Rising Sea Level    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will develop a radar that should provide an accurate image of what occurs at the base of the North East Greenland Ice Stream to help better predict rising sea levels.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 22, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA Robotics Team Aims for Three Championships in a Row    /  UA News

After winning the top prize at a NASA robotics contest the past two years, a team of students at The University of Alabama returns to defend its title


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 16, 2017    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Students Selected for National Research Experience    /  UA News

Two juniors at The University of Alabama were selected to work this summer at one of the of the nation’s premiere research institutions for the physical and engineering sciences.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 4, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

UA Lab Manager Honored for Contributions to Microscopy    /  UA News

The Microscopy Society of America recently awarded the 2017 Chuck Fiori Award to Richard L. Martens, manager of the Central Analytical Facility, or CAF, at The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 1, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, UA News   

UA Students Build Lightweight, Strong Hood for Chevy Camaro    /  UA News

Tasked with reducing the weight of a Chevrolet Camaro transforming into a hybrid electric vehicle, engineering students at The University of Alabama successfully fabricated a lighter hood, proving a cutting-edge material can work on a consumer car.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 27, 2017    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA’s Electric Vehicle Focus Part of National Transportation Collaboration    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is one of four universities selected by the National Science Foundation to team together with government agencies and private companies to tackle challenges facing technological advances in automobiles.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 24, 2017    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

UA Engineering Students Use Skills To Help Child With Special Needs    /  UA News

Putting together what they learned in college, four students at The University of Alabama adapted a toy ride-on car for a child born with physical challenges, offering the chance to move around with his friends.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 19, 2017    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News   

Media Advisory: UA Engineering Students to Give Adapted Toy Car to Child at RISE on April 14    /  UA News

A group of engineering students at The University of Alabama modified a battery-powered ride-on car hoping to provide some freedom for a preschool student born with an abnormality that limits mobility.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 12, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Workshop Supports Minority Women Studying in STEM Fields    /  UA News

The University of Alabama hosted a workshop aimed to help administrators, staff and professors share and discover ways to engage students, particularly minority women, interested in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 4, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Student Team Selected for Space Antenna Contest    /  UA News

A team of engineering students at The University of Alabama is one of six selected as finalists in an international contest to design better antennas for small satellites, called CubeSats.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 28, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Research, Students, 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.