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Ready for Launch! UA Alumnus to Pilot Space Mission    /  UA News

If all goes according to plan, a graduate of The University of Alabama will soon be in space, having piloted a SpaceX craft to the International Space Station about 250…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 20, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, UA News   

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UA to Celebrate Excellence Among Faculty Research, Creative Activity    /  UA News

Members of The University of Alabama faculty will be honored for their research, scholarship and creative contributions at the upcoming Faculty Research Day.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 20, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA Awarded $360 Million to Lead National Water Effort    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is poised to become a standard bearer in translating water research into operations that improve the nation’s ability to predict water-related hazards and effectively manage water…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 6, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Engineering Professor Receives SEC Annual Award    /  UA News

The Southeastern Conference announced that Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal, professor in the College of Engineering, is the 2022 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 31, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Researchers Developing Way for Materials to Repair Themselves    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are exploring a promising path to self-repair for materials often used in the aerospace industry, possibly saving time and money while improving safety.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 25, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Technology to Aid National Nutrition Study    /  UA News

A wearable device that tracks diet developed by researchers at The University of Alabama will be used as part of a study of individual nutritional responses.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 15, 2022    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Selected for U.S. Cyber Command Network    /  UA News

UA has been selected as one of only 84 charter members of the U.S. Defense Department’s Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network. This is a tremendous accomplishment that solidifies the…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 15, 2022    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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:     

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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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