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Parked in Alabama, yet Accelerating

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian likes to talk about his car. He’ll show it to you if you’ve got just a moment. It’s a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Of course, most anyone would be…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 30, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

Defending its Turf

They won’t be marching into a stadium on May 20, but Alabama Lunabotics will be returning to Kennedy Space Center with the same goal as many other University of Alabama…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 30, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

UA Engineering Hosting Sustainable Energy Seminar Series

Seven internationally-recognized experts in energy will speak at The University of Alabama throughout the spring semester.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 5, 2013    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

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Self-Driving Cars to Take Off

Once in the realm of science fiction, cars able to drive themselves will become more prevalent as the first versions are introduced to consumers during 2013, says a University of Alabama engineering professor who worked to develop the technology.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: December 18, 2012    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Lunar-Mining Team Wins National Contest

Alabama Lunabotics, a team of students from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College, won the top prize in the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 29, 2012    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Student Team Readies Robot for Lunar-Mining Contest

Alabama Lunabotics, a team of students from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College, will compete in the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition May 21-27 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 10, 2012    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    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.