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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:     

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UA receives $30,000 from General Motors    /  WBRC Fox 6

A team of University of Alabama students received $30,000 from General Motors to build a car of the future. Here are members of EcoCar Team 3 holding the check during…


Source: WBRC Fox 6    /    Published: November 10, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students   

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Nanomechanical testing by ME Professors Yields Sought-after Journal Article

Drs. Paul Allison and Brian Jordon, assistant professors of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama, along with Rich Martens, manager of UA’s Central Analytical Facility, recently published a journal…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 5, 2014    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:   ,   

UA students prepare high schoolers for Advanced Placement courses and success in college    /  The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility

Mechanical engineering major James Orr expected mentoring to be rewarding, but he didn’t count on being so inspired by high schoolers involved in the summer program designed to prepare them…


Source: The Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility    /    Published: October 2, 2014    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students   

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UA starts exchange program    /  Crimson White

When the plant manager at Mercedes-Benz expressed to University of Alabama President Judy Bonner the need for German-speaking engineers in his company, the college of engineering collaborated to form a…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: September 25, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Professor Named Fellow by Manufacturing Society    /  UA News

Dr. Yuebin Guo, a professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Alabama, was elected a Fellow by the Society for Manufacturing Engineers, or SME, one of two elected Fellows in this year’s class from American universities.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 24, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News   

Exchange Program To Give UA Students International Experience    /  UA News

The University of Alabama will partner with a German institution in a student exchange program aimed to provide students deep international industrial, educational and cultural experiences.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 15, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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University of Alabama to host workshop on sustainable fuels    /  The Tuscaloosa News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is co-sponsoring a sustainable fuels workshop Tuesday featuring 10 nationally recognized experts in energy. The “Sustainable Fuels: Production and Combustion,” workshop will focus…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: July 27, 2014    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach    /    Features:     

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High-tech Huntsville company Venturi launches $20,000 competition to prevent hot car deaths    /  AL.com

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mike Alvarez may be president and CEO of a high-tech aerospace company, but he’s also a father. And a grandfather. Last year Alvarez became disturbed by an…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: July 18, 2014    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, 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.