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Metallurgical and Materials Engineering News

7 Frightful Things at UA (with an Educational Purpose)    /  UA News

1. Haunting music In the Moody Music Building Concert Hall, Dr. Faythe Freese sits at UA’s famous Holtkamp pipe organ and plays a few bars. Recognize the composition? For many of […]


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 31, 2016    /    Posted in:   Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News   

UA offers 3D printing options to students    /  Crimson White

The clicks of a mouse, the taps of a keyboard and the heat of a printing bed are helping students bring their ideas to life in a whole new way….


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: October 21, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students   

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University of Alabama seeks to spark interest in engineering    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Monalisa Ruffin’s small fingers assembled snap connectors on a circuit board to create a closed-loop circuit in hopes that once she finished the activity, she could make a siren sound…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: October 11, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Women Engineers to Host Event for Middle School Girls    /  UA News

The University of Alabama section of the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, will host about 200 middle-school girls for a hands-on discovery of engineering.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 30, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Leads Effort to Spark Minority Participation in Science, Technology    /  UA News

The University of Alabama will be the lead institution in the state in a national effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented minority groups in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 15, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

UA’s Cleanest Room    /  UA News

Take a virtual visit to this University of Alabama research laboratory via this slideshow.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 1, 2016    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Robotics Team Competing in NASA Challenge    /  UA News

A team of UA students compete this weekend in one of NASA’s biggest contests, one of only two collegiate teams to make the final round and vie for a share of a more than $1 million prize.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 1, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Students build cardboard boats at University of Alabama engineering camp    /  WBRC Fox 6

Students from all 50 states converged on the University of Alabama for Student Introduction to Engineering Camp (SITE) this week. Their project for today was to make a “boat” out…


Source: WBRC Fox 6    /    Published: July 21, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

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Real-world competitions bridge the gap from campus to career    /   Siemens Academic

Many recent graduates across the U.S. find their degree alone inadequate to land the job they hoped for. It can be defeating if they have to take a part-time job…


Source: Siemens Academic    /    Published: July 18, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students   

UA team advances in robot challenge    /  The Tuscaloosa News

The Alabama Astrobotics team at the University of Alabama has advanced to the second phase of NASA’s Sample Return Robot Challenge, a citizen inventor prize program meant to help advance…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: June 24, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, 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.