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Alabama IMaDE Manufactures Workforce

Manufacturing jobs have become a major staple in the state economy, and The University of Alabama is doing what it can to supply a pipeline of workers. In an effort…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research, Students,    /    Features:     

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President’s Faculty Research Award Recipients for 2021 Honored    /  UA News

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, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News,    /    Features:   , ,   

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No Mixed Signals: Novel Robot Named ‘Pepper’ Can Explain Its Thoughts To Humans    /  Daily Caller

Researchers from the University of Alabama announced that they were working on creating robots that would work alongside police officers and facilitate communication between other police, crime suspects, and the…


Source: Daily Caller    /    Published: April 23, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

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Explore Unique Hobbies, Find Community in UA’s Outside-the-Box Clubs    /  UA News

For more than a decade, UA has been home to the Alabama High Altitude Ballooning Club, a group for those interested in researching and designing aerial balloons that can take…


Author: Jamon Smith    /    Published: April 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News   

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‘Championship School’: These students are giving Title Town a whole new meaning    /  The Crimson White

While the basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 and the gymnastics team advanced to the national championship, several UA students were receiving national awards for their own academic achievements….


Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: April 6, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students   

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Two UA Students Win Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship    /  UA News

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has selected two University of Alabama students as Goldwater Scholars for 2021-2022. The selections bring the number of UA students who…


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: April 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News,    /    Features:   , ,   

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Why UA researchers are developing robotics for Tuscaloosa police    /  The Crimson White

Engineering and communication researchers at the University of Alabama are building the next generation of law enforcement robotic technology, working toward affordable robots that can interact directly with civilians in…


Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: March 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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Crimson Autonomous Racing team races up leader board in Indy Autonomous Challenge

An engineering faculty member at The University of Alabama and a student team are making strides in a two-year competition with universities around the world for a chance to win…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: March 24, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Students,    /    Features:   , ,   

A student's hair stands on end as he touches an electric ball while another student watches

Answer Man: Was the man who developed an electrostatic generator from Alabama?    /  The Dothan Eagle

Was the man who developed the electrical device that makes your hair stand on end from Alabama? A: Yes. According to the online Encyclopedia of Alabama, Robert Jemison Van de…


Source: The Dothan Eagle    /    Published: March 22, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Mechanical Engineering   

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UA Professor Takes Unique Path to Tenure    /  avtcseries.org

In addition to his traditional research focus on Connected and Automated Vehicles within the Mechanical Engineering Department, Yoon became the lead CAVs faculty advisor for the University of Alabama EcoCAR…


Source: avtcseries.org    /    Published: March 16, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering,    /    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.