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L. Justin Burney Joins Bradley’s Huntsville Office as Corporate and Securities Partner    /  Bradley

L. Justin Burney (2004 and 2005 engineering graduate and 2008 School of Law graduate) has joined the Huntsville office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings law firm as a partner in…


Source: Bradley    /    Published: March 9, 2020    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News   

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Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe Is the New F-35A Demo Team Pilot    /  The Aviationist

U.S. Air Force Captain Kristin “Beo” Wolfe (UA ’11 ChemE) has been named the new F-35A Demo Team Pilot for the 2020 and 2021 air demonstration season. Capt. Wolfe becomes the…


Source: The Aviationist    /    Published: March 3, 2020    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News   

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Test engineers advise university’s design class    /  Redstone Rocket

Andrew Carnegie once said, “We learn by doing.” Senior metallurgical and materials engineering students at the University of Alabama are doing just that thanks to two engineers from the Redstone…


Source: Redstone Rocket    /    Published: February 11, 2020    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students   

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New astronauts graduate | One of these 13 may walk on moon, Mars    /  ACJ

Thirteen astronauts who may be the next humans to walk on the moon or even make the historic journey to Mars have been chosen as NASA’s newest astronauts. Bob Hines,…


Source: ACJ    /    Published: December 27, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Awards and Honors, In The News   

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Two UA Legends Make Forbes’ Most Powerful Women List    /  Fox 6

Two University of Alabama grads have cracked Forbes 2019 list of the world’s one-hundred most powerful women. Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin ranks 10th. This is…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: December 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, In The News   

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NASA, University of Alabama collaborate on in-space manufacturing    /  Intelligent Aerospace

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is expanding its partnership with the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa to collaborate on advanced and in-space manufacturing. Marshall Director Jody Singer…


Source: Intelligent Aerospace    /    Published: November 12, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Outreach, Research   

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NASA, UA Strengthen Relationship for Work on In-Space Manufacturing    /  UA News

An agreement between The University of Alabama and NASA will enhance inventive research assisting space exploration and strengthening education of tomorrow’s aerospace workforce.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Alumnus named new commander of U.S. Strategic Command    /  CBS (Huntsville)

He will lead U.S. Strategic Command and act as the overseer of the nation’s nuclear arsenal. (Charles) Richard graduated from The University of Alabama  in 1982 and will be promoted…


Source: CBS (Huntsville)    /    Published: November 6, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, In The News   

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Senate Confirms UA Graduate to Lead US Strategic Command    /  UA News

The U.S. Senate has confirmed a University of Alabama graduate to head the U.S. Strategic Command.


Author: Chris Bryant    /    Published: November 5, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, UA News   

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Mission Accepted

Former acting administrator of NASA and University of Alabama alumnus Robert Lightfoot has been on a path of reconnection for the past year. After retiring from NASA in April 2018,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: October 14, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Mechanical Engineering,   

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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.