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UA hires preeminent alumnus to advance water research initiatives

An expert water researcher and University of Alabama alumnus is joining the faculty of UA’s College of Engineering. Dr. Steven Burian will join the civil, construction and environmental engineering department…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Engineering Alumni Honor 2021 Outstanding Senior

Emma Sanders, who studied chemical engineering at The University of Alabama, received the 2021 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. A student in the Honors College with a premedical concentration…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: April 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Students    /    Features:   ,   

Meet the Pioneering Pilot Who Flies the Air Force’s Most Advanced Fighter Jet    /  InStyle

“I’ve thought, ‘Am I good enough to do this? Am I better than the guys?’” says Wolfe, who studied chemical engineering at the University of Alabama before joining the Air…


Source: InStyle    /    Published: April 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News   

Answer Man: Was the man who developed an electrostatic generator from Alabama?    /  The Dothan Eagle

Was the man who developed the electrical device that makes your hair stand on end from Alabama? A: Yes. According to the online Encyclopedia of Alabama, Robert Jemison Van de…


Source: The Dothan Eagle    /    Published: March 22, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Mechanical Engineering   

Chancellor Announces Brad Newman as President of Shelton State Community College    /  Shelton State Community College

Newman has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama.


Source: Shelton State Community College    /    Published: March 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Engineering, In The News   

John Allen Announces Formation of Capstone Motorsports Sports Car Racing Team    /  GT4 America

Allen, a 1979 UA College of Engineering graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, was named in 2018 a UA Distinguished Engineering Fellow in acknowledgement of his vast…


Source: GT4 America    /    Published: March 5, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News,   

Barbara McCrary Named ECOB Engineer of the Year    /  HHB Engineers, P.C.

We are pleased and honored to announce that HHB Engineer’s President, Barbara H. McCrary, PE, was awarded Engineer of the Year this week at the Engineering Council of Birmingham (ECOB)…


Source: HHB Engineers, P.C.    /    Published: March 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

Al Pramuk to Transition Out of CEO Role at End of 2021; COO Rodney Chester to Succeed Pramuk as CEO in 2022    /  Gresham Smith

Rodney Chester has worked for the firm for nearly 24 years. He joined Gresham Smith’s Board of Directors in 2015 and has served as Chief Operating Officer since 2018. Chester…


Source: Gresham Smith    /    Published: March 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News   

Professional Alabama Engineers talk careers, representation and the future growth of STEM    /  The Standard

The career-launching website Indeed.com lists engineering as one of its most sought-after fields of employment and collegians will add to that the profession is one of the most popular degree…


Source: The Standard    /    Published: February 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News   

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Over the summer, chemical and biological engineering faculty were able to bring a long-planned idea to fruition for their students. For the first time at The University of Alabama, the…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students,    /    Features:   ,   

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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.