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NASA Selects UA Engineering Research Team for New Space Travel Program

NOTE: This story was written before the novel coronavirus pandemic. NASA has chosen The University of Alabama as one of 14 universities in its new program to innovate space travel….


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 25, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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Eighteen Wallace State students earn more than $200,000 in UA Transfer Scholarships

Eighteen Wallace State Community College students have received more than $200,000 in transfer scholarships to the University of Alabama, which will assist them as they move seamlessly on from Wallace…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 14, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

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UA uses 3D printers to make face shields for healthcare providers

Thanks to The University of Alabama, local health care providers will soon be able to better protect themselves. WVUA, ABC 33/40, Made In Alabama, Yellowhammer, WIAT-CBS 42, WBRC-Fox 6, Fox 34 (Dothan), WIAT-CBS 42, Alabama News Center, WBRC-Fox 6, WERC-FM (Birmingham), WVUA, Alabama News…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach    /    Features:   , ,   

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State Engineering Hall of Fame Inducts 2020 Class

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted six new members during a recent ceremony at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa. These six individuals joined the 192…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: March 10, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Awards and Honors, Events, Mechanical Engineering   

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Value Colleges Releases Rankings of the Best Value Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Value Colleges, an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate education, is pleased to share two new rankings:  Top 25 Best Value Engineering Programs for 2020:…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 29, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

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NASA-funded space radiation studies could save astronauts’ lives

Physicists are teaming up with computer scientists in a NASA-funded study to help predict solar flares and radiation that can disable spacecraft and potentially kill astronauts. NASA has awarded a…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: January 16, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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Intelligent.com Announces Best Engineering Degree Programs for 2020

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the Top 60 Best Engineering Degree Programs for 2020. The comprehensive research guide is based on…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: December 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

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Saving the Planet One Smart Building at a Time

It’s a Friday night, and you have invited a houseful of people over for a dinner party. Your mind is spinning with the details: cooking, cleaning and decorating. You think…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 16, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Remote Sensing Center, Research, Students,    /    Features:     

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Mission Accepted

Former acting administrator of NASA and University of Alabama alumnus Robert Lightfoot has been on a path of reconnection for the past year. After retiring from NASA in April 2018,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: October 14, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Mechanical Engineering,   

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.