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Alabama LSAMP Bridge students get a college head start

A program at The University of Alabama is helping new college students get a head start with the goal of seeing them succeed throughout their academic careers and beyond. The…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: September 30, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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Ford, GM invest billions in self-driving cars amid uncertain future

The key question is how to monetize that data and it has industry leaders stumped, according to Bharat Balasubramanian, a former executive at Daimler AG and current professor at the…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 28, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

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ASHRAE honors members during 2019 Annual Conference

ASHRAE recognized the achievements and contributions of members to the HVACR industry during the 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference, June 22-26, in Kansas City, Missouri …Zheng O’Neill, Ph.D., P.E., associate professor,…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 26, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering   

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Red Light. Green Light.

A team at The University of Alabama is working to modernize traffic lights to become smarter and communicate with vehicles passing through. Changes are needed, they say, to improve the flow of traffic because congested areas have no other option.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , ,   

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Tesla under pressure as rivals prepare to launch new electric models

“Electric cars were not as disruptive as we all thought,” said Bharat Balasubramanian, a former Mercedes-Benz executive and head of the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies. “There’s…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 19, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

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Crimson Racing Brings Home Best Finish to Date

Success for UA’s Forumula SAE team did not come easy. The 18-member student team had to overcome a few small mechanical and electrical issues that needed to be addressed before competition.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 14, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News   

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UA College of Engineering Honors 2019 Distinguished Fellows

The University of Alabama College of Engineering honored five alumni by inducting them into its 2019 class of Distinguished Engineering Fellows.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

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Magnet students learn about science through new partnership with UA

For the first time — and maybe not the last — students from the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary School entered a partnership to teach science skills they…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 21, 2019    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students   

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UA Engineering Racing Team Works with Local Third Graders

A University of Alabama student team is spending the semester working with a local elementary school and teaching students about the importance of STEM.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 19, 2019    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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UA Celebrates Research, Creative Activity by UA Faculty

Members of The University of Alabama faculty were honored for their research and creative contributions at Faculty Research Day. Eight members of the UA faculty, including mechanical engineering associate professor…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 10, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, 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.