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Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute    /  UA News

After a national search, Dr. Sharlene Newman will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director, charged with providing a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines represented on campus while strengthening UA’s research portfolio and profile


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 20, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Tesla under pressure as rivals prepare to launch new electric models    /  Fox Business

“Electric cars were not as disruptive as we all thought,” said Bharat Balasubramanian, a former Mercedes-Benz executive and head of the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies. “There’s…


Source: Fox Business    /    Published: June 19, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

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Engineering Seniors Win Second Consecutive IEEE Robotic Competition    /  UA News

For the second consecutive year, a senior robotics team from The University of Alabama took home a win at an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers regional conference.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 12, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Alabama task force to study artificial intelligence    /  Anniston Star

Fei Hu, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama, said the adaptation of AI is necessary for the growth and future of…


Source: Anniston Star    /    Published: June 10, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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‘Dynasty’: UA robotics team wins NASA’s grand prize for fifth straight year    /  Yellowhammer

UA made the announcement Monday in a statement, explaining that the 60-student Alabama Astrobotics team, mostly from the College of Engineering, won the Joe Kosmo Award for Excellence in NASA’s 2019 robotic mining competition….


Source: Yellowhammer    /    Published: June 4, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Robotics Team Wins NASA’s Grand Prize for Fifth Consecutive Year    /  UA News

For the fifth consecutive year, the student robotics team from The University of Alabama won NASA’s grand prize in its Robotics Mining Competition.


Author: Chris Bryant    /    Published: June 3, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Ricks Receives UA Engineering’s Hackney Leadership Award    /  UA News

The T. Morris Hackney Endowed Faculty Leadership Award honors a faculty member who exemplifies the constant guidance and leadership necessary to make the College of Engineering exceptional.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 16, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA College of Engineering Honors 2019 Distinguished Fellows    /  UA News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2019 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

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UA hosts Robotics Mining Challenge    /  CBS 42 (Birmingham)

The University of Alabama engineering department is hosting the Robotic Mining Challenge  in Tuscaloosa. Twenty-eight teams from colleges all across the country are on campus trying to prove they are…


Source: CBS 42 (Birmingham)    /    Published: May 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

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UA hosts Robotics Mining Challenge    /  UA News

The University of Alabama engineering department is hosting the Robotic Mining Challenge  in Tuscaloosa. Twenty-eight teams from colleges all across the country are on campus trying to prove they are the…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, 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.