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UA College of Engineering Receives Three GAANN Grants    /  UA News

This year marks the first time UA has received three Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need grants in separate engineering departments at the same time.


Author: Alana Norris and Gillian Castro    /    Published: January 30, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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Ford, XG Sciences Go Under the Hood with Graphene    /  R and D Mag

While graphene could be used to improve the strength and mechanical properties of a variety of automotive parts, it is not yet fully economically viable for most applications … Also,…


Source: R and D Mag    /    Published: January 25, 2019    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students   

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Faculty help students gain real-world job experience    /  Crimson White

Internships and co-ops allow students to gain experience in the fields they’re interested in, and some University departments such as the journalism, accounting and engineering departments are especially helpful in…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: January 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

What GM’s layoffs could mean for Alabama’s auto industry    /  AL.com

The auto industry is still trying to process the effect of yesterday’s planned layoffs by GM … There are some dangers though. Bharat Balasubramanian, a professor of mechanical engineering and…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: November 28, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

Sisterhood and STEM

Sisterhood and STEM go hand in hand for the women of Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority. A.O.E. is a social and professional sorority for women involved in any science, technology, engineering…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: November 19, 2018    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students,   

Foundations for the Future

What began in 1950 with just 60 women engineers, has grown on an international level to become a major support system for college women in engineering across the globe and…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: November 15, 2018    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students,    /    Features:     

Leading the Way

From robotics to radar engineering and everything in between, female engineering professors at UA are leaving their mark on the College and the entire engineering industry through their groundbreaking research…


Author: Gillian Castro and Alana Norris    /    Published: November 14, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research,    /    Features:   ,   

UA engineering students return from year working, studying in Germany

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A University of Alabama exchange program is combining automotive engineering and the German language to create unique opportunities for students to expand and explore their future careers….


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: November 7, 2018    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

History of UA Women in Engineering

Engineering at The University of Alabama began in 1837, but it was not until the 1920s that women started to enroll in the College of Engineering. In 1939, Rose Rabinowitz,…


Author: Gillian Castro and Alana Norris    /    Published: November 2, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students,    /    Features:     

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.