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UA Engineering Students Selected for NASA Scholarships    /  UA News

The Alabama Space Grant Consortium awarded seven undergraduate scholarships and one graduate fellowship to students at The University of Alabama.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 10, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News   

UA Engineering Professor Receives Oak Ridge Powe Grant    /  UA News

Dr. Lin Li, assistant professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama, was one of 35 researchers selected to receive a nationally-competitive grant from Oak Ridge Associated Universities through the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards program.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 10, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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MTE Students Awarded FEF Scholarships

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Six students studying metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama were awarded Foundry Educational Foundation Scholarships at the conclusion of the 2014 spring semester. The…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 2, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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Young award-winning engineer serves community    /  The Redstone Rocket

Joan Reichwein Smith, systems integration lead engineer at the Utility Helicopters Project Office, was selected as the 2013 Alabama Young Engineer of the Year by the Engineering Council of Birmingham…


Source: The Redstone Rocket    /    Published: April 30, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering   

On the job with Joan Smith of AMRDEC on Redstone Arsenal    /  AL.com

Name: Joan Reichwein Smith Age: 27 Education: Bachelor’s in metallurgical and materials engineering from The University of Alabama. Experience: “I have worked in Army Aviation and Missiles since 2007, but…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: April 14, 2014    /    Posted in:   In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students   

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Professor receives national award for diversity    /  Crimson White

Viola Acoff, head of the department of metallurgical and materials engineering, was recently awarded for her dedication to increasing diversity in the field of engineering. Acoff was named a recipient…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: April 14, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

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Boeing Vice President To Speak at UA    /  UA News

Dr. Dianne Chong, vice president of materials, manufacturing, structures and support in the Boeing Engineering, Operations and Technology organization, will speak to students and faculty at The University of Alabama about the company’s 787 Dreamliner airplane.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 9, 2014    /    Posted in:   Events, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

Dr. Viola L. Acoff

UA Engineering Professor Recognized for Diversity Efforts    /  UA News

Dr. Viola L. Acoff, professor and head of the metallurgical and materials engineering department at The University of Alabama, is the inaugural recipient of the Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award given by the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 1, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

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University remembers Nagy El-Kaddah    /  Crimson White

Longtime University of Alabama professor Nagy El-Kaddah passed away Jan. 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Attiat, and his two children, Ahmed and Dahlia. “Dr….


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: January 27, 2014    /    Posted in:   Engineering, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering   

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Two UA Engineering Students Awarded National Scholarships    /  UA News

Two students studying metallurgical and materials engineering at The University of Alabama were recently awarded prominent scholarships within the metalcasting industry.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: December 13, 2013    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News   

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.