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Fall 2020 Magazine Cover

Fall 2020    /    Full Magazine

This issue of the Capstone Engineer focuses on the UA engineering community's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty and staff balanced working from home, sharing space with their families and reaching out to students and alumni digitally. Alumni and students worked hard to contribute to the response effort by facilitating face shields and making hand sanitizer. A couple of faculty members began researching the effectiveness of distance learning while others were able to implement distance labs already in the works.

Featured Stories:

Remote Control

Faithful, Loyal, Firm and True

Virtual Reality

Ingenuity in a Crisis

Keeping the Engine[er] Running

Pandemic Parenting


Spring 2020 Magazine Cover

Spring 2020    /    Full Magazine

This issue of the Capstone Engineer features the newly renovated H.M. Comer Hall. The stories focus on the spaces in the building, young alumni engagement, the restructured Engineering Career Development Center and two recently accredited degrees.

Featured Stories:

The Roots Run Deep

Building a Warrior

InSPIREd to Lead


Fall 2019 Magazine Cover

Fall 2019    /    Full Magazine

This issue of the Capstone Engineer features Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., former NASA acting administrator and University of Alabama College of Engineering alumnus. The feature stories are on Lightfoot's career, the College's new musical audio engineering degree and Dr. Zheng O'Neill's research.

Featured Stories:

Saving the Planet One Smart Building at a Time

The Sound of Engineering

Mission Accepted


Spring 2019 Magazine Cover

Spring 2019    /    Full Magazine

This issue of the Capstone Engineer features the newly renovated H.M. Comer Hall. The stories focus on the spaces in the building, young alumni engagement, the restructured Engineering Career Development Center and two recently accredited degrees.

Featured Stories:

From Athlete to Accredited

Developing Experienced Engineers

Legendary Legacy

Engineering First-Class Facilities


About

The Capstone Engineer is The University of Alabama College of Engineering’s alumni magazine and is mailed twice a year to College of Engineering alumni who are members of the Capstone Engineering Society. The Capstone Engineer was first issued in the early 1980s as a newsletter and became a magazine in the early 1990s. It has become a valued resource for alumni to stay current with news and events in their College and alma mater.

If you have personal updates, such as job changes or promotions, to be printed in the Alumni Notes section of the Capstone Engineer, please let us know through the Update Your Information page.

Capstone Engineer Content Submission Deadlines

  • Fall Magazine – June 15
  • Spring Magazine – October 15

Any submissions past these dates will result in the content automatically being pushed to the next magazine issue.

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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.