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UA Astrobotics Takes First Place Once Again in NASA Competition

The team, made up of 50 active student members, overcame many challenges to clinch the title for UA for the seventh time.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: July 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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National Awards for Early Career Research go to Four UA Professors

During the past academic year, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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Drone Resolution

UA researchers have shrunk complex radar technology to fit drones, allowing them to capture more, better data to help with water management.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 14, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Remote Sensing Center, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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National Merit Scholars Include One Sandburg High School Student

National Merit Scholarship winner from Orland Park in 2021 is Carl Sandburg High School student Brett R. Fassler. The student received the merit from the University of Alabama, where they…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 3, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Students   

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Birmingham Promise tuition program to receive $8M from these area corporations

Justin Williams, a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama studying computer engineering and a Birmingham Promise scholar, said the program provides life-changing opportunities. “Thanks to this wonderful initiative, I…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 26, 2021    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Giving, In The News, Students   

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UA CyberSeed Program Funds More Campus Research

Four promising research projects received funding from Year 2 of The University of Alabama Cyber Initiative’s CyberSeed program, part of the UA Office for Research and Economic Development.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , , , , ,   

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Signing In

UA researchers are developing a way for deaf and hard-of-hearing communities to interact with devices or smart environments using sign language.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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City of Champions

Over the past 13 years, Tuscaloosa has grown exponentially with an increasing student population and new businesses locating within the city limits. Camgian, a Starkville, Mississippi-based company, opened its Center…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Outreach, Students,    /    Features:     

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President’s Faculty Research Award Recipients for 2021 Honored

Faculty Research Day highlights and celebrates excellence in research, creativity and scholarship by honoring faculty from across campus. It is also intended to increase awareness and generate enthusiasm for scholarship…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 27, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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John Allen Announces Formation of Capstone Motorsports Sports Car Racing Team

Allen, a 1979 UA College of Engineering graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, was named in 2018 a UA Distinguished Engineering Fellow in acknowledgement of his vast…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 5, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Home Page Main Story, In The 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.