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Acoff Honored as Diversity “Trailblazer” and Keynote Speaker by TMS

Dr. Viola Acoff, Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, was recently chosen to be the Keynote Speaker at the “Diversity in the Minerals, Metals & Materials Professions” annual meeting…


Author: Sarah Graham    /    Published: February 22, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

Burnum Award Winners Honored, Provide Lectures Feb. 21    /  UA News

The 2019 and 2020 recipients of the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award will be honored and provide lectures during a special ceremony Feb. 21.


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: February 14, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA Junior Receives National Aerospace Fellowship    /  UA News

Simran Dhoju was one of 51 students in the nation to earn a Brooke Owens Fellowship, a nationally acclaimed program that awards exceptional undergraduate women and gender minorities studying the…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 7, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Students, UA News   

Life Research Director Selected as National Fellow    /  UA News

AAAS elected Dr. Sharlene Newman from The University of Alabama to the newest class of AAAS Fellows, among the most distinct honors within the scientific community.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: January 26, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Part of First Place Self-Driving Racecar Team    /  UA News

The team PoliMOVE formed by Politecnico di Milano, an Italian university, that included a professor and a graduate student from UA won the Autonomous Challenge at CES, making history as…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: January 21, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Team’s PoliMOVE Holds the Title of “World’s Fastest Autonomous Racecar”    /  indyautonomouschallenge.com

A team comprised of University of Alabama Engineering’s Crimson Autonomous Racing (CAR) Team and University of Milan engineering students and faculty have been working together to build and race an…


Source: indyautonomouschallenge.com    /    Published: January 7, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

UA Among 60 Finalists for Transformative Workforce Project    /  UA News

A proposal from The University of Alabama to lead a regional innovation and workforce development project for an economically depressed region of the state received initial seed money, the United…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, UA News   

UA Research VP Elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors    /  UA News

Dr. Russell J. Mumper, vice president for research and economic development at The University of Alabama, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: December 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, UA News   

UA Professor Honored with Prestigious International Research Award    /  UA News

Dr. Ravi Kumar was chosen for the distinguished Humboldt Research Award.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 6, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

Dr. Bell stands behind podium

Bell Lauds Faculty, Staff Roles in Capstone’s Success    /  UA News

President Stuart R. Bell’s Fall 2021 Campus Assembly address highlighted the vital part faculty and staff play in everything The University of Alabama has accomplished, and the importance of their…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News    /    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.