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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   

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UA Names Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for 2014    /  UA News

The University of Alabama Graduate School has announced the recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student awards. The awards will be presented during UA Honors Week, scheduled for Monday, March 31, to Friday, April 4.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 5, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

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Ajay Agrawal Named UA’s Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Prof    /   India West

Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal, professor and Robert F. Barfield Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama, will receive the 2013 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award Nov. 15.


Source: India West    /    Published: November 25, 2013    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

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UA Alumni at NASA Featured in Engineering, Communication Discussions    /  UA News

University of Alabama alumni who work with NASA return to campus this week to discuss the Space Launch System Program.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 5, 2013    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, UA News   

Engineering Researcher Named UA’s Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor    /  UA News

Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal, professor and Robert F. Barfield Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama, will receive the 2013 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award Nov. 15 at the UA President’s Mansion.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 4, 2013    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Alabama Mercedes worker: ‘This job has changed me as a person.’    /  Made in Alabama

University of Alabama engineering professor Bharat Balasubramanian said another reason Mercedes is considered a top employer is its emphasis on training and the continued qualification of its staff and engineering…


Source: Made in Alabama    /    Published: October 3, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

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Mercedes accelerating Alabama operation with two new models, workforce expansion    /  Made in Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – For Mercedes-Benz in Alabama, it all began with the M-Class, a groundbreaking automobile that’s credited with creating the premium SUV segment… Bharat Balasubramanian, a University of Alabama engineering…


Source: Made in Alabama    /    Published: October 3, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

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Dr. Kevin Chou, mechanical engineering professor, leads a UA research team exploring, via a NASA grant, whether a type of 3D printing called electronic beam additive manufacturing, or EBAM, can…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 7, 2013    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research   

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UA Start-Up Companies Prep for July 12 Launchpad Presentations    /  UA News

Cell phones that charge wirelessly, orthopedic implants that safely degrade inside the body, and a social network designed to connect those in the construction industry: these are the central concepts behind three University of Alabama start-up companies competing July 12 in a statewide business competition.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 8, 2013    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research, 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.