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NASA Mission to Include Contributions from UA Engineering    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama will contribute to a pioneering spaceflight mission set to launch in 2025.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News,    /    Features:     

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UA Engineering Researchers Investigating Solutions for Jet Biofuel    /  UA News

The study is part of a $3.8 million grant from the United States Department of Energy.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: January 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, UA News,    /    Features:   , ,   

A double cantilever carbon-reinforced composite beam begins to heal itself under the actuation of macro- fiber composites after a Mode I delamination test.

Probabilistic methods gain traction for designing complex systems    /  Aerospace America

In July, an AIAA Certification by Analysis Community made up of industry, academia and government/regulatory representatives completed the draft document “Recommended Practices When Flight Modeling Is Used to Reduce Flight…


Source: Aerospace America    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Research,    /    Features:   ,   

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 23, 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:     

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.