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Crimson Racing team stands outside football stadium with their race car

Crimson Racing Brings Home Best Finish to Date    /  UA News

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   

5 Fellows award winners pose together for a photo

UA College of Engineering Honors 2019 Distinguished Fellows    /  UA News

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    /  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   

Young kids fold paper into rockets and airplanes

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   

ariel view of Engineering Quad

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:   , , , , ,   

Three people open up a traffic light box to look at the wiring

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:   , , , , ,   

dr. shen and dr. sazzonov in a lab filled with electrical equipment

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:   ,   

3 students outside fiddling with a project

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   

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.