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UA Junior Receives National Aerospace Fellowship    /  UA News

Simran Dhoju was one of 51 students in the nation to earn a Brooke Owens Fellowship, a nationally acclaimed program that awards exceptional undergraduate women and gender minorities studying the…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 7, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Students, UA News   

UA Part of First Place Self-Driving Racecar Team    /  UA News

The team PoliMOVE formed by Politecnico di Milano, an Italian university, that included a professor and a graduate student from UA won the Autonomous Challenge at CES, making history as…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: January 21, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Santa’s Helpers: Students Build Script A Wheelchair Lift    /  UA News

After graduating, five students stayed in Tuscaloosa an extra week to perfect their senior design project – a mechanical wheelchair lift – before presenting it as a Christmas gift to…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Among 60 Finalists for Transformative Workforce Project    /  UA News

A proposal from The University of Alabama to lead a regional innovation and workforce development project for an economically depressed region of the state received initial seed money, the United…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, UA News   

Satellite Made By UA Students Ready for Launch    /  UA News

If everything goes as planned, in January a small satellite made by the students will be launched into space.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Students, UA News   

Road Fatalities, Rural Road Crashes Up During Holiday Season    /  UA News

During the December winter holidays, vehicle crash fatalities are higher than expected and there are more crashes along rural roads, according to the study.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

From the Ground Up    /  UA News

UA faculty and graduate students are working with the military to design better mobile airfields.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Manufacturing at the Point-of-Need Center, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA Professor Honored with Prestigious International Research Award    /  UA News

Dr. Ravi Kumar was chosen for the distinguished Humboldt Research Award.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 6, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Leading Effort to Ready Future Teachers of Computer Science    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is leading a program among six state universities to prepare secondary education students to fill the need for trained computer science teachers in the state.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA Study: Avoid Travel After Dark During Thanksgiving Week    /  UA News

A study of Thanksgiving week vehicle crash data from the past five years in Alabama shows travel after dark increases risk for crashes and fatalities, leading to the conclusion that,…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, 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.

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