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Ready for Launch! UA Alumnus to Pilot Space Mission    /  UA News

If all goes according to plan, a graduate of The University of Alabama will soon be in space, having piloted a SpaceX craft to the International Space Station about 250…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 20, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, UA News   

Henderson Named Dean of UA College of Engineering    /  UA News

Dr. Clifford L. Henderson has been named the next dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering and will begin his tenure August 1. Henderson comes to UA from…


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: April 12, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

Dr. Rohan Sood to Attend NASA Launch

Dr. Rohan Sood, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering and mechanics and the director of UA’s Astrodynamics and Space Research Laboratory, has been invited to attend the launch of NASA’s…


Author: Trudeau Livaudais    /    Published: April 11, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:   ,   

two professors standing in a lab environment

UA Researchers Developing Way for Materials to Repair Themselves    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are exploring a promising path to self-repair for materials often used in the aerospace industry, possibly saving time and money while improving safety.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 25, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Home Page Main Story, Research, 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   

Ready for liftoff: UASpace launches satellite    /  The Crimson White

Nine UA students are traveling to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to watch BAMA-1, a small CubeSat satellite, launch in person. Members, advisers and supporters of UASpace can watch the launch through…


Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: February 7, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

Satellite Made By UA Students Ready for Launch    /  UA News

If everything goes as planned, in January a small satellite made by the students will be launched into space.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Students, UA News   

UA students prepare to have satellite they built launch into space    /  WVUA

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…


Source: WVUA    /    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?    /  Marketplace

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


Source: Marketplace    /    Published: November 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

Students stand at a commencement ceremony

UA to Hold Fall 2021 Commencement    /  The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama will hold fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 10 and 11 at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.


Source: The University of Alabama    /    Published: October 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News   

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.