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Magnet students learn about science through new partnership with UA    /  The Tuscaloosa News

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…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    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    /  UA News

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   

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UA to Celebrate Research, Creative Activity by UA Faculty    /  UA News

Members of The University of Alabama faculty will be honored for their research and creative contributions at the upcoming Faculty Research Day.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 10, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News   

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UA to receive $8 million grant to improve traffic control systems in West Alabama    /  ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

The University of Alabama is getting an $8 million grant to help improve traffic control systems in west Alabama. The money comes from the US Department of Transportation. It will be…


Source: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)    /    Published: March 30, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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UA Leading Transportation Project to Improve West Alabama Traffic    /  UA News

In a partnership with federal, state and local agencies, The University of Alabama is leading a more than $16 million project to transform traffic operations in West Alabama and provide leading-edge research to address societal transportation needs.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 29, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , ,   

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A Step Forward    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are working to improve powered-prosthetics by linking them with sensors in hopes of creating a prosthetic that seamlessly works with the rest of the body to become a partner in movement without the need for manual tuning.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 28, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA engineering students launch test balloons

A group of University of Alabama engineering students held a test balloon launch in November to prepare for an upcoming series of complex launches this spring. Project Fenrir is a…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: March 26, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students   

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UA engineering students spend 12 weeks working at Tesla

Several University of Alabama College of Engineering students got the opportunity to apply classroom lessons into real world practice by interning for an innovative automotive and energy company making major…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: March 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Students   

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National Engineers Week Alabama Power Spotlight    /  Alabama NewsCenter

During National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-23, Alabama NewsCenter is profiling engineers at Alabama Power’s Corporate Headquarters and each of the company’s divisions. Sources: Alabama NewsCenter: Arnab Ghosal, Alabama NewsCenter: Jodi Franklin, Alabama NewsCenter: Ben Ayer


Source: Alabama NewsCenter    /    Published: February 22, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, 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.