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Aviation Week Network Announces 20 Twenties Winners for 2020; Top Technology Students to be Honored March 12 at Laureates Awards Gala    /  MarketScreener

Aviation Week Network, in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), today announced the winners of its awards program, “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties.” The awards…


Source: MarketScreener    /    Published: January 14, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, In The News, 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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UA to Hold Fall Commencement Exercises Dec. 14    /  UA News

The University of Alabama will hold its fall commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 14, at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: December 9, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Events, Students, UA News   

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Intelligent.com Announces Best Engineering Degree Programs for 2020    /  SFGATE

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the Top 60 Best Engineering Degree Programs for 2020. The comprehensive research guide is based on…


Source: SFGATE    /    Published: December 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

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ChBE Grad Student Places Second in Three Minute Thesis Competition    /  UA News

Nathaniel Sturm’s talk on “Species Detection in the Dark” won the 2019 Three Minute Thesis competition.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 14, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

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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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UA civil engineering students place in national contest, adviser wins award

A team of University of Alabama students placed in the top five at a national competition in civil engineering and their faculty adviser won an award for his contributions to…


Author: Brooklyn Pfanstiel    /    Published: October 29, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:     

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UA engineering students succeed at Lockheed Martin challenge

Three University of Alabama engineering students opened Lockheed Martin’s Space Challenge Box by correctly solving a high-value problem and unlocking a future of opportunities with the company. Lockheed Martin visited…


Author: Brooklyn Pfanstiel    /    Published: October 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Students   

UA Students Shine at Hacking Competitions

Several University of Alabama students competed in two Tennessee-based collegiate hacking competitions last fall and won top prizes. VolHacks 2018 was held in Knoxville, Tennessee, last September. This 36-hour annual…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 11, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Students   

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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.