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UA professor comments on President Biden’s goals for electric vehicles    /  Fox 6

President Biden recently announced an executive order that would make half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2030 zero-emission. Now, it was a non-binding order, but it…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: August 16, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

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Elaina Sutley named engineering associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging    /  University of Kansas

Elaina Sutley, associate professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering, has been named associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging for the University of Kansas School of Engineering…Sutley earned…


Source: University of Kansas    /    Published: July 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News   

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Faculty and Staff Accolades for July 20, 2021    /  UA News

Dr. James W. Harris, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, was selected for the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Affiliated Universities foundation to…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: July 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Astrobotics Takes First Place Once Again in NASA Competition    /  UA News

The team, made up of 50 active student members, overcame many challenges to clinch the title for UA for the seventh time.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: July 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA team named Year Three Champion in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge    /  UA News

UA’s team has taken the lead in the third year of this automotive engineering competition.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: June 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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City of Champions

Over the past 13 years, Tuscaloosa has grown exponentially with an increasing student population and new businesses locating within the city limits. Camgian, a Starkville, Mississippi-based company, opened its Center…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Outreach, Students,    /    Features:     

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Established in Alabama, Serving the Nation

Huntsville, Alabama, is known as the Rocket City, but that wouldn’t be possible without all the engineers who have flocked to the area as the industry has exploded over the…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Outreach,   

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Alabama IMaDE Manufactures Workforce

Manufacturing jobs have become a major staple in the state economy, and The University of Alabama is doing what it can to supply a pipeline of workers. In an effort…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research, Students,    /    Features:     

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UA Hires Preeminent Alumnus to Advance Water Research Initiatives

An expert water researcher and University of Alabama alumnus is joining the faculty of UA’s College of Engineering. Dr. Steven Burian will join the civil, construction and environmental engineering department…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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Remote Control

Over the summer, chemical and biological engineering faculty were able to bring a long-planned idea to fruition for their students. For the first time at The University of Alabama, the…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, Students,    /    Features:   ,   

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Alana Norris

A communications specialist of three years and former staff writer for The Vicksburg Post, Alana Norris joined the College of Engineering in February 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree in history with secondary education certification from Huntingdon College, and a second bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Alabama.


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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.