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UA Students Highlight Research, Creativity during Annual Conference      /  UA News

More than 500 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are highlighting their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference March 29-30.


Author: Chris Bryant    /    Published: March 22, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, Research, Students, UA News   

UA Announces 2017 Premier Awards    /  UA News

The University of Alabama Division of Student Life has announced the recipients of the 2017 Premier Awards – the top individual honors for scholarship, leadership and service. The 2017 UA Premier Award recipients will be recognized at a dinner Thursday, March 23, as well as during Honors Week.


Author: Richard LeComte    /    Published: March 20, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Metallurgical engineering graduate awarded diversity scholarship for law school

Moriah S. Smoot, a law student from Mansfield, Texas, has been awarded the 2017 Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship will be provided to her for use during…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: March 15, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students   

Civil engineering student chosen to attend conference on traffic safety

Neal Paschal, a civil engineering student from Columbia, South Carolina, has been named a 2017 Traffic Safety Scholar. With the recognition, Paschal has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: March 14, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students   

Chemical engineering student receives scholarship to attend conference

  Claire Belson, a chemical engineering student from Cary, North Carolina, was selected to receive the Guy Bourdeau Scholarship given by the Additive Manufacturing Users Group. As the scholarship recipient,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: March 13, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Students   

UA Engineering students recreate 18th century sword    /  WVUA

A group of engineering students at The University of Alabama are recreating history. Students make the replica of a hilt of an 18th center British rapier in the engineering foundry….


Source: WVUA    /    Published: March 9, 2017    /    Posted in:   In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students   

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UA Center for Advanced Public Safety to receive grant to evaluate seatbelt use    /  Fox 6 (Birmingham)

Governor Robert Bentley wants to make Alabama roads safer. He is doing that by awarding about $140,000 in grants to evaluate new traffic safety data. That work is to be…


Source: Fox 6 (Birmingham)    /    Published: March 8, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Outreach, Research   

Pioneering Astronaut visits UA Campus    /  Alabama Public Radio

Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison addressed female students studying mathematics and engineering at the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa. The Decatur native was the first African American woman to…


Source: Alabama Public Radio    /    Published: March 8, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

UA Engineering Students Re-create History    /  UA News

A few University of Alabama engineering majors have spent the past five months researching and developing a plan to create a replica of an 18th century British Hanger rapier that has been part of UA Museums for the last half century.


Author: Kim Eaton    /    Published: March 3, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Educational Studies’ Graduate Research Symposium Accepting Proposals    /  UA News

The 2017 ESPRMC Graduate Research Symposim will be held Thursday, April 13. As many as five $500 travel awards will be presented to the top graduate students this year.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: March 3, 2017    /    Posted in:   Research, Students, UA News   

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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.