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UA professor comments on President Biden’s goals for electric vehicles    /  Fox 6

President Biden recently announced an executive order that would make half of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2030 zero-emission. Now, it was a non-binding order, but it…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: August 16, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

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Stellar Innovation: Students Turn NASA Patents into Practical Solutions    /  UA News

“Working on the NASA patents means doing a lot of not only technical research but market research,” said Lauren Davis, a native of Dacula, Georgia, studying mechanical engineering and part…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: August 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

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Phil Campbell alum takes part in UA team named year three Champion in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge    /  Franklin County Times

The University of Alabama team of 65 students – spanning a variety of majors from engineering to communications and business – took home first place for year three of the…


Source: Franklin County Times    /    Published: July 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Astrobotics Takes First Place Once Again in NASA Competition    /  UA News

The team, made up of 50 active student members, overcame many challenges to clinch the title for UA for the seventh time.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: July 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA team named Year Three Champion in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge    /  UA News

UA’s team has taken the lead in the third year of this automotive engineering competition.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: June 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Alabama IMaDE Manufactures Workforce

Manufacturing jobs have become a major staple in the state economy, and The University of Alabama is doing what it can to supply a pipeline of workers. In an effort…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research, Students,    /    Features:     

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President’s Faculty Research Award Recipients for 2021 Honored    /  UA News

Faculty Research Day highlights and celebrates excellence in research, creativity and scholarship by honoring faculty from across campus. It is also intended to increase awareness and generate enthusiasm for scholarship…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 27, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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No Mixed Signals: Novel Robot Named ‘Pepper’ Can Explain Its Thoughts To Humans    /  Daily Caller

Researchers from the University of Alabama announced that they were working on creating robots that would work alongside police officers and facilitate communication between other police, crime suspects, and the…


Source: Daily Caller    /    Published: April 23, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

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Explore Unique Hobbies, Find Community in UA’s Outside-the-Box Clubs    /  UA News

For more than a decade, UA has been home to the Alabama High Altitude Ballooning Club, a group for those interested in researching and designing aerial balloons that can take…


Author: Jamon Smith    /    Published: April 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News   

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‘Championship School’: These students are giving Title Town a whole new meaning    /  The Crimson White

While the basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 and the gymnastics team advanced to the national championship, several UA students were receiving national awards for their own academic achievements….


Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: April 6, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials 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.