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No handlebars: Student gains recognition as campus Unicycle Guy    /  Crimson White

Heads turn as a one-wheeled vehicle zips by students making their way to their 8 a.m. classes. They wonder if it’s a bike or maybe a skateboard. It’s neither. It’s…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: September 23, 2015    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

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LOCAL Q&A: Carson Carlisle, UA student and musician    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Carson Carlisle, a Tuscaloosa native and engineering student at the University of Alabama, is taking the town’s music scene by the horns. With new band members and some original content…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: September 8, 2015    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

Former Cecil student wins University of Alabama transfer award    /  The Cecil Whig

After greeting Cecil College Professor Gail Wyant’s physics class with a customary “Roll Tide,” frequently uttered by University of Alabama students, fans and supporters, Kara Parks shared a story of…


Source: The Cecil Whig    /    Published: August 7, 2015    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

Auto Focus

Ten years from now, cars and trucks will have more electronics and software than mechanical parts, which creates an opportunity for research and innovation. “There is a dramatic shift in…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 27, 2015    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   , , , ,   

Making a Splash    /  The Executive Magazine

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that Drew Bullard has found his way to the business of marketing red wine. After six years in Tuscaloosa, the MBA graduate certainly knows something abour…


Source: The Executive Magazine    /    Published: June 16, 2015    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

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EcoCAR 3 Opens Doors    /  The Executive Magazine

UA senior Kaylie Crosby scribles some last minute notes as her Thursday afternoon meeting begins. Joining her around the table are engineering leaders, communication leaders and faculty advisors. Their weekly…


Source: The Executive Magazine    /    Published: June 16, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students   

University of Alabama students recognized in EcoCAR3 competition as ‘Team to Watch’    /  The Tuscaloosa News

University of Alabama students competing in a four-year national competition to design an energy-efficient high-performance vehicle were recognized as the “Team to Watch” after completing the first year of the…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: June 15, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   , ,   

Strong Showing for UA Students in First Year of National Vehicle Contest    /  UA News

A team of University of Alabama students that is part of a national competition to design an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle was recognized as the “Team to Watch” after completing the first year of the four-year competition, one of several honors for the EcoCAR 3 team.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 11, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

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LOCAL Q&A: William MacGavin, didgeridoo guru, University of Alabama student    /  The Tuscaloosa News

This week, we are learning about didgeridoos from University of Alabama third-year student William MacGavin. MacGavin is from Temecula, Calif., and is an architectural engineering major pursuing a master’s degree…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: June 8, 2015    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

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UA students take part in EcoCar Competition    /  WSFA 12

Muscle cars have long been a staple of the American auto industry, but can these classics be redesigned to have speed, horsepower and even protect the environment at the same…


Source: WSFA 12    /    Published: June 4, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, 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.