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UA students prepare to have satellite they built launch into space

We are approaching the take-off of a University of Alabama student-built satellite. Students in UASpace, a student organization on campus have put three years of work into preparing for their satellite to be…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, In The News, Students   

5 people in an airplane hanger behind a small hybrid plane

How close are hydrogen planes, really?

“Yes, as far as hydrogen-powered, the planes will definitely look different,” said Bhupendra Khandelwal, an associate professor at the University of Alabama.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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The University of Alabama Announces Free App Week, Oct. 18-22

The University of Alabama is waiving application fees for domestic and international prospective students from Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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AIAA Announces 2021 Undergraduate Scholarship and Graduate Award Winners

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation has announced the 20 winners of its 2021 undergraduate scholarships and graduate awards. The Ellis F. Hitt Digital Avionics Scholarship was…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Computer Science, In The News, Students   

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UA Launches $1.5 Billion Capital Campaign

The University of Alabama launched the largest fundraising campaign in state history to raise a minimum of $1.5 billion in private donations to support all areas of campus — from…


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: September 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Giving, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

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Airlines want to make flight more sustainable. How will they do it?

Airplanes were historically made of metal, usually an aluminum alloy. Now some new airplanes, such as the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350, are about 55% composite materials instead, says Samit…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 7, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

Engineered to Speak: How C&IS Equips Engineers with Presentation Blueprints

As some of the brightest minds in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), engineers have a language all their own—but not everyone speaks that language. Translating complicated and…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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ORAU awards 35 research grants totaling $175,000 to junior faculty at its member universities

ORAU has awarded competitive research grants totaling $175,000 to 35 junior faculty from its member institutions. The annual grants are made through the company’s Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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.