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All Alone

When humans begin to explore other planets, such as Mars, or return to the moon, their trusty robots will have to be more than remote-controlled hunks of metal. Much like…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:     

Engineering Inc.

Natalie Anderson comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her parents own and manage their own company, but she came to The University of Alabama to study chemical engineering, not business….


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students   

Lifting Off

During the mobile phone’s meteoric rise from clunky car phone to the powerful computers in our hands today, the problem of battery life has continued to dog the technology. “Energy…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 9, 2014    /    Posted in:   Outreach, Research   

‘Vision is Reality’

Just 15 years ago, the area between the engineering buildings on The University of Alabama campus and the Bryce Hospital land used to be the back edge of campus —…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 8, 2014    /    Posted in:   Research   

Ready to Collaborate

Dean Charles Karr, who has been at The University of Alabama College of Engineering as a student, a researcher, professor or an administrator for more than 30 years, likes to…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 8, 2014    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:   , , , , , , ,   

A 3D Printing Lab Open to Creativity

When the forefathers of what we call the Internet were connecting their computer centers together in the 1960s, it is doubtful any could have predicted the radical changes the network…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 7, 2013    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, Students    /    Features:     

Function with Form

With the snip of a ribbon, The University of Alabama opened a new foundry to encourage creative collaboration between engineering and art students. Located between Hardaway Hall and the old…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 7, 2013    /    Posted in:   Research    /    Features:     

Dr. Balasubramanian

Parked in Alabama, yet Accelerating

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian likes to talk about his car. He’ll show it to you if you’ve got just a moment. It’s a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Of course, most anyone would be…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 30, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

College successfully launches mentor program, looks to expand

Before coming to The University of Alabama as a freshman, JP Gravitt signed up for the College of Engineering mentoring program at the urging of his mom. “I decided to…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 30, 2013    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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Adam Jones

Communication Specialist Senior, Research, University of Alabama Strategic Communications.


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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.