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6 Students, 3 Faculty Receive Premier Awards, UA’s Top Honors    /  UA News

The University of Alabama recognizes six students and three faculty members for their outstanding contributions to the Capstone. The Premier Awards honor students, faculty and staff who exemplify the highest…

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 2, 2023    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, UA News    /    Features:     

PoliMOVE Wins Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered By Cisco At Texas Motor Speedway Under Adverse Weather Conditions    /  Indy Autonomous Challenge

Team PoliMOVE won The Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco at Texas Motor Speedway, competing in a field of six autonomous racing teams.

Source: Indy Autonomous Challenge    /    Published: November 17, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Engineering, In The News, Students   

UA College of Engineering Unveils New Cyber Security Lab

The University of Alabama (UA) College of Engineering officially opened its new Cyber Security Lab during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 21.

Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: October 24, 2022    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events,    /    Features:   ,   

UA To Train Needed Workforce for Water Operations and Forecasting    /  UA News

The University of Alabama has been awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a unique hydrologic science research and training program for graduate students.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 18, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

Building A LEGACY of Computer Science Inclusivity

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19 percent increase in computer science jobs by 2026. Yet, according to, only about 20 percent of professionals in the field are women. With forward-thinking, inclusive programming, The University of Alabama College of Engineering seeks to introduce more young women, particularly those of color, to computer science.

Author: Brinkley Pearce    /    Published: July 12, 2022    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Students    /    Features:     

UA Robotics Team Claims Another Title    /  UA News

Once again UA’s student team dominated an annual NASA robotics competition, claiming its seventh title in a row and eight out of the past nine championships.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 14, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Professors, Student Develop Cyber Security Curriculum for U.S. Civil Air Patrol

During her freshman year of college, Lacey Wicks was doing something many people do: making an online purchase. Soon afterwards, she started noticing unfamiliar charges to her credit card and realized she’d been hacked.

Author: Brinkley Pearce    /    Published: June 10, 2022    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Home Page Main Story, Students,    /    Features:   ,   

UA Student Earns Hollings Scholarship    /  UA News

UA student Kittson Hamill of Huntsville is the recipient of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 14, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Students, UA News   

Dr. Jeff Gray Named as Member of Inaugural IEEE Distinguished Contributors

Dr. Jeff Gray, director of the Randall Research Scholars Program and a professor in the UA College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science, has been named an inaugural Distinguished Contributor…

Author: Trudeau Livaudais    /    Published: May 4, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:   ,   

a team of people in neon yellow shirts stand behind a racecar

Indy Autonomous Challenge Racecar Sets New Autonomous Land Speed Record At Historic Kennedy Space Center    /

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) racecar, a Dallara AV-21 programmed by team PoliMOVE from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and the University of Alabama (USA), set a new land speed world…

Source:    /    Published: April 28, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, In The News, 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.