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UA to Hold Commencement Exercises May 5-7    /  UA News

The University of Alabama will hold its spring commencement exercises May 5-7 at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: April 28, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Events, Students, UA News   

UA Engineering Recognizes Outstanding Alumni Volunteer for 2017    /  UA News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering recognizes Shaw Gilmer as the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 27, 2017    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Events, UA News   

UA Engineering Alumni Honor Outstanding Senior    /  UA News

Michael R. Dunn, a senior at The University of Alabama, recently received the 2017 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 27, 2017    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Students, UA News   

UA Honors Five Distinguished Engineering Fellows    /  UA News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2017 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 27, 2017    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Events, UA News   

Back Receives UA Engineering’s Hackney Leadership Award    /  UA News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering announces Dr. W. Edward Back, professor and chair of the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering, as the 2017 T. Morris Hackney Endowed Faculty Leadership award recipient.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 26, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

America needs an upgrade _ the sacramento bee    /  Gas and Electricity

In the entire political realm, perhaps no arena illustrates this gap between rhetoric and reality more starkly than infrastructure repair and replacement: Politicians regularly opine about the need to rebuild…


Source: Gas and Electricity    /    Published: April 25, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

Medical tent created by Alabama continues to evolve, expand    /  AL.com

After seeing the initial prototype for what’s become the SidelinER, Jeff Allen called Alabama dean of engineering Charles Karr. “You and your team did an unbelievable job,” the Crimson Tide’s…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: April 25, 2017    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research, Students    /    Features:     

Hartselle Robotics wins award at Alabama competition    /  Hartselle Enquirer

On Saturday, students from Hartselle Computer Science classes participated in the 2017 University of Alabama Robotics competition in Tuscaloosa. Sixty teams comprised of elementary, middle school, and high school students…


Source: Hartselle Enquirer    /    Published: April 24, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, In The News, Outreach   

Honda STEAM Connections Tour Visits UA    /  Alabama Public Radio

The Honda STEAM Connections Tour raced to the University of Alabama today to expose local students to science and engineering. The Honda STEAM Connections Tour and the UA College of…


Source: Alabama Public Radio    /    Published: April 21, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, In The News, Outreach   

ariel view of Engineering Quad

Meet one of the unsung heroes of the Alabama football program    /  AL.com

Allen also worked with Alabama’s engineering department, using a 3D printer to make a form-fitting splint out of a lightweight Kevlar material that was both protective and flexible enough that…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: April 20, 2017    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Integrative Center for Athletic and Sport Technology, Research, Students   

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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.