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UA assistant professor organizes NSF visioning workshop

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. — A University of Alabama engineering professor was awarded a grant to organize a National Science Foundation visioning workshop this spring. Dr. Jacob Chakareski, electrical and computer engineering…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: June 22, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff   

UA Engineering Alumni Honor Outstanding Senior

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Holden DeGrave, a recent graduate of The University of Alabama, received the 2018 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. A graduate of Southwest High School in Green…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: June 2, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

UA Honors Five Distinguished Engineering Fellows    /  UA News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2018 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: June 1, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

Professor Receives Young Investigator Program Award from U.S. Navy    /  UA News

A University of Alabama professor has recently received a prestigious award from the U.S. Navy in hopes of advancing the future of Naval ships.


Author: Alana Norris and Gillian Castro    /    Published: May 24, 2018    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

N. Hugh Mathews and Dean Karr shake hands

Engineering Recognizes Outstanding Alumni Volunteer for 2018

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently recognized N. Hugh Mathews as its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer. Mathews, a Birmingham native, has demonstrated consistent loyalty to…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 19, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Events    /    Features:     

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

The T. Morris Hackney Endowed Faculty Leadership Award honors a faculty member who exemplifies the constant guidance and leadership necessary to make the College of Engineering exceptional.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 18, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Events, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Chem-E Car Team places in regional competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama’s Chem-E Car Team received the most creative design award and placed third in the poster competition at a recent conference, marking the best…


Author: Gillian Castro and Alana Norris    /    Published: May 2, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

UA metallurgical and material engineering students win casting competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two teams of nine metallurgical and material engineering students took first and second place in a local casting competition held April 9. The American Foundry Society Casting…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 30, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

IndyCar Champ to Drive Students’ Formula Car    /  UA News

The University of Alabama’s Formula racing team will unveil its 2018 vehicle Wednesday with a five-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion driving and showcasing it to 300 grade school students on campus for the debut.


Author: Alana Norris and Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 16, 2018    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News   

UA hosts second annual hackathon

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Hackers, innovators, and creators from across the southeast will come together to compete in the second annual CrimsonHacks 24-hour hackathon. This year’s competition will take place on…


Author: Gillian Castro and Alana Norris    /    Published: April 11, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Outreach, 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.