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UA Granted Patent for Sideline Privacy Tent    /  UA News

The University of Alabama was recently awarded a patent for a medical privacy tent developed by engineering students and Crimson Tide Athletics, firmly protecting the tent’s unique capability to easily expand or collapse on the sideline of a football field.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 12, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, UA News   

Alabama awarded patent for sideline tent    /  Birmingham Business Journal

The University of Alabama’s win in the College Football Playoff wasn’t the school’s only big football-related win in January. The school was also assigned a patent for the collapsable sideline tent…


Source: Birmingham Business Journal    /    Published: February 8, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

NSF welcomes Linda Blevins as Engineering deputy assistant director    /  National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation has appointed Linda Blevins to serve as deputy assistant director for the Directorate for Engineering…She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama, her master’s…


Source: National Science Foundation    /    Published: January 4, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

NASA Days connects students with industry professionals    /  UA News

Students that normally have their eyes to the sky, turned their attention to Shelby Quad on Thursday, gathering for the University of Alabama’s second NASA Days. NASA Days, hosted by…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 4, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Events, Faculty and Staff, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Loftis Soars to New Heights at UA    /  UA News

In her time at the University, Haley Loftis has earned one degree, won a national award and took the lead on advanced vehicle technology competition.


Author: Derek Hooper    /    Published: October 24, 2017    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Students, UA News   

UA Alumni Association Honors Four With Teaching Awards    /  UA News

The University of Alabama National Alumni Association has announced the 2017 recipients of the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching – the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards.


Author: Richard LeComte    /    Published: October 17, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

An Alabama inventor who makes your hair stand on end    /  AL.com

If you’ve ever been to a science museum and put your hand on a metal globe that made your hair stand on end, you can thank an Alabamian. The device…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: October 17, 2017    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

From UA Grad to Outer Space, Hines Selected as Astronaut Candidate    /  UA News

UA alumnus Bob Hines was selected for NASA’s 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He was chosen as one of 12 candidates from a pool of 18,300 applicants – the largest number of applicants in the space program’s history.


Author: Jamon Smith    /    Published: October 2, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Awards and Honors, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Alabama Power Intern Works To Make Her Dream A Reality    /  Public

Katie Wright is building on four terms as a co-op student to continue her growth with Southern Company as a part-time intern …  Katie knew she couldn’t achieve this goal…


Source: Public    /    Published: September 29, 2017    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

Fortune’s 2017 Most Powerful Women in Business List    /  Fortune Magazine

The first woman to helm a major U.S. energy explorer, Hollub’s first order of business when she took the reins at Occidental last April was cutting costs. The company has shed…


Source: Fortune Magazine    /    Published: September 27, 2017    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, 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.