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UA Aerospace Engineering Professor Named ASC Fellow

A University of Alabama aerospace engineering faculty member has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Composites for the first time in its history. Through his research and…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: September 24, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

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UTSA’s NASA advanced measurements center hosts inaugural conference    /  UTSA Today

Prasad Gogineni, chair of the CAMEE external advisory board and the Cudworth Professor of Engineering at the University of Alabama, was the keynote speaker. His presentation discussed the use of…


Source: UTSA Today    /    Published: September 9, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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NASA Selects UA Engineering Research Team for New Space Travel Program

NOTE: This story was written before the novel coronavirus pandemic. NASA has chosen The University of Alabama as one of 14 universities in its new program to innovate space travel….


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: June 25, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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UA students plan space launch watch party    /  WVUA

We spoke to some members of The University of Alabama’s Bama-1 Cube Sat Project. It’s part of UA’s space program that focuses on reducing space debris. They were having a launch…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: May 27, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Students   

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Eleven UA Students Win Fulbright Awards    /  WVUA

Eleven University of Alabama students won Fulbright Awards. The Fulbright program is the most prestigious U.S. international exchange program, offering one-year grants for independent study and research. Two UA students received research…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: May 21, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Research, Students   

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AEM Assistant Professor Receives ION’s Samuel Burka Award

Dr. Jordan Larson, assistant professor in The University of Alabama’s aerospace engineering and mechanics department, was recently recognized by the Institute of Navigation, or ION, for his research efforts. The…


Author: Joe Daniel    /    Published: May 13, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:     

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UA Engineering Alumni Honor 2020 Outstanding Senior

Peyton Strickland, who studied aerospace engineering and mechanics at The University of Alabama, received the 2020 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. Part of the University Honors Program and the…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 30, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:     

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UA senior working front lines in NYC area    /  wvua23.com

John Glidden, a senior engineering student at The University of Alabama said this was not how he planned to spend the end of his senior year. UA canceled the May 2…


Source: wvua23.com    /    Published: April 22, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, In The News, Outreach, Students   

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UA students offer space-centered virtual classroom to Alabama schools    /  alabamanewscenter.com

Students at the University of Alabama are continuing outreach efforts to state schools during the COVID-19 pandemic through online lessons.  The group of students called UASpace has created lessons using…


Source: alabamanewscenter.com    /    Published: April 15, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students   

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UA Satellite Team Offering Virtual Space Lessons    /  UA News

A team of students at The University of Alabama building a small satellite as part of a NASA program are continuing their outreach efforts to state schools during the COVID-19 pandemic through online lessons.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 8, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News    /    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.