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Magnetics Society Honors UA MINT Director with Lifetime Achievement Award    /  UA News

An international organization for magnetics research and technology selected a University of Alabama researcher for its 2015 Achievement Award.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 4, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

Study trip to India planned    /  Crimson White

Twenty-four students and two professors will spend 21 days in India this summer through a new study abroad trip in the STEM Path to MBA program offered by the Culverhouse…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: January 29, 2015    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students   

Univ. of Alabama start-up business presenting a platinum replacement    /  Tech Alabama

Could platinum soon become obsolete? A University of Alabama (UA) technology may be the answer to replace this precious metal. Zhichao Shan and Archana Panikar, UA chemistry graduate students; Dr….


Source: Tech Alabama    /    Published: January 14, 2015    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research, Students    /    Features:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

UA Student Entrepreneurs to Pitch Platinum Alternative    /  UA News

A University of Alabama business start-up team, composed of students focusing on a less costly replacement for the precious metal platinum, will compete against other entrepreneurs in the first round of the 2015 Alabama Launchpad Competition Jan. 23.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: January 12, 2015    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

UA startup places second overall    /  Crimson White

The University of Alabama is home to more than a dozen startup companies that span across multiple fields of study. Some of these include 2b Electronic, whose main focus is…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: January 8, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research   

UA StartUp Finishes Second at International Innovation Conference    /  UA News

A University of Alabama-based startup company that specializes in biodegradable medical implants recently placed second at the International Innovation in Materials Science Competition in Boston, Mass.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: December 16, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research, UA News   

Hurst share major, college experience    /  Crimson White

Born July 27, 1990, the Hurst triplets were brought into a family full of Alabama fans. Blake, Garrett and Taylor Hurst grew up in Dothan, Alabama, spending their summers on…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: November 19, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

Custom Engineering Solutions for Manufacturers    /   Business Alabama

Back when they were students at the University of Alabama’s School of Engineering, Arnar Thors says he and Matt Fitzgerald often collaborated on class assignments and even built race cars…


Source: Business Alabama    /    Published: November 14, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

More Than Power

Chris Bond can remember the time he watched an old man smile from ear to ear as the man lit his home for the first time. Just before, the two…


Author: Judah Martin    /    Published: November 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach   

All Alone

When humans begin to explore other planets, such as Mars, or return to the moon, their trusty robots will have to be more than remote-controlled hunks of metal. Much like…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 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.