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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering News

University of Alabama researchers seek spot-on way to weld super-strong steel    /  Alabama News Center

As cars have gotten sleeker and lighter over the decades, nostalgia about cars of yesteryear often romanticize their sturdiness – huge boxes of steel ready to take on any impact….


Source: Alabama News Center    /    Published: January 26, 2018    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

Spot On    /  UA News

As cars have gotten sleeker and lighter over the decades, nostalgia about cars of yesteryear often romanticize their sturdiness – huge boxes of steel ready to take on any impact. It is a memory often not rooted in the reality of the safety of today’s vehicles.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: January 19, 2018    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Student Exchange Signed between UA, German Institution    /  UA News

Students at The University of Alabama will have the opportunity to study and train at a German research school as part of an exchange program.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 29, 2017    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News   

Bradt Named Life Member of Ceramic Society    /  UA News

Dr. Richard C. Bradt, metallurgical and materials engineering professor emeritus at UA, has been named a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 26, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

Move over, Excalibur    /  UA News

Four engineering students completed a year-long project in which they replicated an 18th century British Hanger rapier.


Author: Kim Eaton    /    Published: May 9, 2017    /    Posted in:   Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Neighbors: Meridian sisters earn ‘outstanding’ honors at Alabama    /  Meridian Star (Mississippi)

Sisters Mackenzie and Morgan Ross, of Meridian, were honored for their academic achievements and leadership during Honors Day 2017 at the University of Alabama. Mackenzie, a public relations and political science double major, was selected…


Source: Meridian Star (Mississippi)    /    Published: April 18, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students   

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Four UA Students Named Goldwater Scholars in 2017    /  UA News

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has selected four University of Alabama students as Goldwater Scholars for 2017-2018.


Author: Richard LeComte    /    Published: April 6, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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Metallurgical engineering graduate awarded diversity scholarship for law school

Moriah S. Smoot, a law student from Mansfield, Texas, has been awarded the 2017 Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship will be provided to her for use during…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: March 15, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students   

UA Engineering students recreate 18th century sword    /  WVUA

A group of engineering students at The University of Alabama are recreating history. Students make the replica of a hilt of an 18th center British rapier in the engineering foundry….


Source: WVUA    /    Published: March 9, 2017    /    Posted in:   In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students   

UA Engineering Students Re-create History    /  UA News

A few University of Alabama engineering majors have spent the past five months researching and developing a plan to create a replica of an 18th century British Hanger rapier that has been part of UA Museums for the last half century.


Author: Kim Eaton    /    Published: March 3, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    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.