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UA Engineers Help Find Site to Drill for Antarctica’s Ancient Ice    /  UA News

A unique radar developed by engineering researchers at The University of Alabama helped find the location to recover some of the oldest ice buried in Antarctica as part of an international effort to better understand the Earth’s climate history.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 20, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Remote Sensing Center, Research, UA News    /    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   

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UA Aerospace Professor Wins 2019 ASC Outstanding Research Award

A University of Alabama engineering professor was recently recognized for his outstanding research. Dr. Samit Roy, William D. Jordan Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, received the American Society for…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: October 11, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:     

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UA Researchers Continue Groundbreaking Work in Greenland    /  UA News

For the second consecutive year, a team of researchers from The University of Alabama traveled to the Arctic Circle to help unveil ancient climate history and provide perspectives on improving climate models.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 28, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Remote Sensing Center, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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Randall Outstanding Undergrad Research Awards Recognize Innovation    /  UA News

The Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program recognizes the best research activity conducted by undergraduate students at The University of Alabama.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , , , ,   

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Five Scientific Findings That Could Lead to New Inventions    /  Smithsonian

While new technology can sometimes feel strange, almost other-worldly at first, the future of innovation actually involves researchers better understanding the natural world around us. And inventors are catching on,…


Source: Smithsonian    /    Published: July 16, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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UA Professors Chosen for Fulbrights    /  UA News

Three members of The University of Alabama’s faculty will receive Fulbright Scholar Grants for the upcoming year.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 2, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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3 UA Students Land Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships    /  UA News

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has selected three University of Alabama students as Goldwater Scholars for 2019-2020.


Author: Richard LeComte    /    Published: April 26, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA students participate in Drone Racing competition at UAH    /  WBRE-NBC (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania)

Ben Fischer, University of Alabama: “We scratch build all of it. Some of us design. Like, I like to design my own frames, so we design it out. Get it…


Source: WBRE-NBC (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania)    /    Published: April 14, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Events, In The News, Students   

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MSU-WP: From tree service to engineering    /  West Plains Daily Quill (Missouri)

How can internal combustion engines be made more eco-friendly? Colby Bain of West Plains hopes to help researchers at the University of Alabama (UA) find an answer to that question…


Source: West Plains Daily Quill (Missouri)    /    Published: April 11, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, In The News, Research, 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.