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UA to Host Robotics Competition    /  UA News

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — More than 350 students from across Alabama, from third graders to seniors in high school, will be at The University of Alabama April 5 programming robots and hoping their instructions are good enough to win the Alabama Robotics Competition. The competition, which is in its fourth year, is hosted by the UA […]


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 31, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

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Two Teams with UA Ties Set For Finals of Start-up Business Competition    /  UA News

Two teams with University of Alabama ties are part of seven young businesses hoping to prove they could be commercially viable at the Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition. Teams with UA ties have done well in past Launchpad competitions, with a company based off UA technology one of the winners in the most recent competition last year.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 17, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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World Wide Web’s 25th Birthday    /  WVUA TV

Today is the world wide web’s 25th birthday. The Internet innovation that is used daily by so many Americans has now reached a quarter century, but how have our lives…


Source: WVUA TV    /    Published: March 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

Three Teams with UA Ties Set for Business Start-up Competition    /  UA News

Three companies affiliated with The University of Alabama are set to compete in a state-wide Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: January 21, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Professor to Help Group Promote Computer-Science Education    /  UA News

Dr. Jeff Gray, a University of Alabama associate professor of computer science, has been invited to serve on Code.org’s Education Advisory Council.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 12, 2013    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Students, Professors Author Book Chapter on Autism App    /  UA News

Three University of Alabama students and two professors will publish a book chapter detailing their research in developing a smart phone application for children with autism.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 28, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Alabama Mercedes worker: ‘This job has changed me as a person.’    /  Made in Alabama

University of Alabama engineering professor Bharat Balasubramanian said another reason Mercedes is considered a top employer is its emphasis on training and the continued qualification of its staff and engineering…


Source: Made in Alabama    /    Published: October 3, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

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Mercedes accelerating Alabama operation with two new models, workforce expansion    /  Made in Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – For Mercedes-Benz in Alabama, it all began with the M-Class, a groundbreaking automobile that’s credited with creating the premium SUV segment… Bharat Balasubramanian, a University of Alabama engineering…


Source: Made in Alabama    /    Published: October 3, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

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UA Professor Hopes to Improve Open Software Development    /  UA News

Development of open-source software could be improved through understanding how isolated programmers collaborate, according to a research project underway by a computer scientist at The University of Alabama.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 25, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA to Offer Concentration in Software Engineering    /  UA News

To meet growing demand for skilled, creative technology workers, The University of Alabama department of computer science will offer an option to concentrate in software engineering beginning this fall.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 2, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, 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.