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University of Alabama students win NASA space mining competition    /  AL.com

Though the University of Alabama has its fair share of athletic national championships, a group of engineering and computer science students are racking up academic trophies in a national robotics competition….


Source: AL.com    /    Published: June 2, 2015    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

UA Engineering Students Win National Contest    /  UA News

A team of students from The University of Alabama won NASA’s Robotic Mining Contest against teams from across the country.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 27, 2015    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News   

UA students to compete in NASA robotics challenge    /  WBMA ABC 33/40

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics Team will soon find out if it has what it takes to help NASA explore space. The team is gearing up for a competition at…


Source: WBMA ABC 33/40    /    Published: May 14, 2015    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

UA Engineering Students Ready for Space-Mining Contest    /  UA News

Students on the Alabama Astrobotics team from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College will participate in the NASA Robotics Mining Competition May 18-22 at Kennedy Space Center.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 13, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News   

Randall Research Program Honors 31 UA Students    /  UA News

Thirty-one University of Alabama undergraduate researchers received recent recognition through the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 5, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

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UA Senior’s Film Selected for Screening at Cannes Film Festival    /  UA News

University of Alabama telecommunication and film student Michael Thomas’ short film “Traces” will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 28, 2015    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News   

UA professor, student measure intensity of helmet impacts during collisions    /  The Tuscaloosa News

The crack of football helmets is a distinct sound and one that a University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor and his student believe could be analyzed as part of a…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: April 13, 2015    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Researchers Study Sounds from Colliding Football Helmets as Alternative to Understanding Forces    /  UA News

University of Alabama student Brandon McChristian hopes his research of sound waves generated from colliding football helmets leads to a a better understanding of the forces involved in those collisions and, perhaps one day, enables inexpensive sensing methods for a safer game.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 2, 2015    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Univ. of Alabama students building a fuel efficient car    /  WBRC Fox 6

University of Alabama students must get things in gear in a race to build a more fuel efficient car that also produces less pollution. “It’s exciting but it’s also terrifying…


Source: WBRC Fox 6    /    Published: April 1, 2015    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   , ,   

University of Alabama wins Hoverbowl Challenge    /  The Tuscaloosa News

The University of Alabama on Saturday claimed bragging rights over Auburn University in the University Hoverbowl Challenge. UA’s team had 160.67 points, topping AU’s 140.33. The Hoverbowl Challenge was held…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: April 1, 2015    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

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.