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Tynker Coding for Kids Celebrates Milestone Achievement: 100M+ Students, 150K+ Schools, and 160M+ Apps Created    /  Tynker

Tynker, the leading coding platform for kids, proudly announces a significant milestone in advancing global coding education worldwide. With over 100+ million students, 150,000 schools, and 160 million apps created…

Source: Tynker    /    Published: June 7, 2023    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News   

CDG Project Manager Receives ASCE Huntsville Branch Engineer of the Year    /  CDG

Source: CDG    /    Published: March 28, 2023    /    Posted in:   Alumni   

A ‘Roll Tide’ From Space    /  UA News

In an interview, astronaut Bob Hines said his education at the University helped pave the way for the chance to become an astronaut.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 6, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, UA News   

Ready for Launch! UA Alumnus to Pilot Space Mission    /  UA News

If all goes according to plan, a graduate of The University of Alabama will soon be in space, having piloted a SpaceX craft to the International Space Station about 250…

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 20, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, UA News   

Developing a Professional

The University of Alabama’s Mentor UPP Program gives engineering students and alumni access to valuable industry insights and relationships. The program connects students with mentors and aims to provide educational…

Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: November 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Giving, Mechanical Engineering,   

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Investing in the Future Through the Past

The University of Alabama and its College of Engineering have inspired at least one family to pursue a path of generational philanthropy that has lasted for almost one hundred years….

Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: November 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Giving, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,   

Securing the Workforce

Careers in cyber security have become increasingly needed across the country, and The University of Alabama is working to create a direct line of employees ready to take on the…

Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: November 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff,   

Dr. Charles L. Karr Named Interim President of The University of Alabama in Huntsville    /  University of Alabama System

UA System Chancellor Finis St. John today announced that he will recommend Dr. Chuck Karr as interim president of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to succeed retiring president…

Source: University of Alabama System    /    Published: November 9, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Engineering, In The News    /    Features:     

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Gov. Lee Appoints Clay Bright as Megasite Authority CEO    /  TN Office of the Governor

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Clay Bright to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Megasite Authority of West Tennessee. Bright currently serves as the Commissioner…

Source: TN Office of the Governor    /    Published: October 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News   

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Faculty Members Fill Ranks in Strategic Areas, From Democracy to Sustainability    /  UVAToday

Taite received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama and her Ph.D. in bioengineering at Rice University, then conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Washington.

Source: UVAToday    /    Published: October 26, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News   

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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.