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UA Robotic Mining Team Set for Contest in Hawaii

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – A team of University of Alabama students who won the top prize at a NASA contest this year are traveling to Hawaii for another contest. Made up…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 17, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

Birmingham native leads team in assembling new C-Class sedan at Mercedes    /  Birmingham Business Journal

David Reeves began his career at Mercedes Benz at the Tuscaloosa County plant when he was a co-op student at the University of Alabama. The mechanical engineering major and Vestavia…


Source: Birmingham Business Journal    /    Published: June 19, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

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UA Engineering Students Selected for NASA Scholarships    /  UA News

The Alabama Space Grant Consortium awarded seven undergraduate scholarships and one graduate fellowship to students at The University of Alabama.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 10, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News   

UA Engineering Students Preparing for Off-Road Car Competition

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The University of Alabama Baja SAE team will compete in the Southeastern SAE Baja Competition May 22-25 in Pittsburg, Kansas. For the competition, the students built an…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 19, 2014    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

UA Engineering Students Build Robot for Space-Mining Contest    /  UA News

Students in the Alabama Astrobotics team from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College will participate in the NASA Robotics Mining Competition May 19-23 at Kennedy Space Center.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News   

UA students going to NASA competition    /  WVUA TV

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is sending a team of students to a NASA competition. The Alabama Astrobotics team has built a digging robot that will compete against…


Source: WVUA TV    /    Published: May 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

National Science Foundation presents award for powered prosthesis development    /  Healio

The National Science Foundation awarded Xiangrong Shen, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama college of Engineering, the CAREER Award to assist in his work on a…


Source: Healio    /    Published: May 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

UA Engineering Professor Awarded NSF CAREER Award for Robotic Prosthesis    /  UA News

The National Science Foundation selected a University of Alabama mechanical engineering professor for a CAREER Award for his research into a robotic prosthesis that could help amputees walk better.


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

UA Selected for National Vehicle Contest    /  UA News

Students from several disciplines across The University of Alabama will compete nationally over the next four years to design an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle. The contest, called EcoCAR 3, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 28, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

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Five UA Students to Receive Hollings Scholarships    /  UA News

Five University of Alabama students will receive the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for 2014-2016.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 22, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News   

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.