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Healthy Crop of Second-Career Farmers

A 1996 civil engineering graduate from the University of Alabama, Trent Boyd was working for a building and excavation contractor in Birmingham when it closed its doors two years ago….


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 7, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News   

Birmingham native leads team in assembling new C-Class sedan at Mercedes

David Reeves began his career at Mercedes Benz at the Tuscaloosa County plant when he was a co-op student at the University of Alabama. The mechanical engineering major and Vestavia…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 19, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

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For women in technology, a little support goes a long way

Tanzania Adams saw few women in her classes while earning her engineering degree at the University of Alabama about 25 years ago. There weren’t many women co-workers at Southern Company…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Outreach   

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Bidsters to open for business

Ben Bickerstaff always imagined that he would be “somewhere turning salt water into fresh water.” A native of Anniston, Alabama, and a graduate of the University of Alabama civil engineering…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 4, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students   

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50 College Diplomas With The Highest Pay

These numbers come from a survey just released by NerdScholar, the higher education unit of NerdWallet, a five-year-old personal finance website based in San Francisco… 31. University of Alabama, College of Engineering Average salary: $60,700


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 30, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Students   

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Young award-winning engineer serves community

Joan Reichwein Smith, systems integration lead engineer at the Utility Helicopters Project Office, was selected as the 2013 Alabama Young Engineer of the Year by the Engineering Council of Birmingham…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 30, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering   

The Tinkerer

If Jim Busby were to write a book, it might be called “How to tinker your way onto the New York Stock Exchange.” While the tale of how Busby started…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 1, 2013    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News   

Through the Doors and Staying the Course

In many ways Larry Summerville is the realization of a dream that began more than 50 years ago. An African-American who studies engineering at The University of Alabama, he walks…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 7, 2013    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:   , ,   

College successfully launches mentor program, looks to expand

Before coming to The University of Alabama as a freshman, JP Gravitt signed up for the College of Engineering mentoring program at the urging of his mom. “I decided to…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 30, 2013    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Faculty and Staff, 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.