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Rocketry Challenge teaches science to middle schoolers    /  The Tuscaloosa News

James McDanal waited patiently in line Friday afternoon, ready to launch “The Captain” across the sky. “The Captain,” a water-propelled plastic rocket James had made in honor of Captain America,…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: April 10, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, In The News, Outreach, Students   

UA to Host K-12 Robotics Competition April 8    /  UA News

Sixty teams of elementary through high school students from across Alabama will program robots to navigate obstacles Saturday in a competition held at The University of Alabama.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 7, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Workshop Supports Minority Women Studying in STEM Fields    /  UA News

The University of Alabama hosted a workshop aimed to help administrators, staff and professors share and discover ways to engage students, particularly minority women, interested in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 4, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Students Highlight Research, Creativity during Annual Conference      /  UA News

More than 500 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are highlighting their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference March 29-30.


Author: Chris Bryant    /    Published: March 22, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, Research, Students, UA News   

Pioneering Astronaut visits UA Campus    /  Alabama Public Radio

Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison addressed female students studying mathematics and engineering at the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa. The Decatur native was the first African American woman to…


Source: Alabama Public Radio    /    Published: March 8, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

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:     

NASA, UA to Sign Space Act Agreement    /  UA News

Students at The University of Alabama will work with NASA to enhance understanding of propulsion systems for small satellites – CubeSats — that orbit the Earth, participating in a research project that will help further scientific discovery.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 4, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

UA to Hold Summer Commencement Exercises    /  UA News

The University of Alabama will hold its summer commencement exercises Aug. 6 at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 1, 2016    /    Posted in:   Events, UA News   

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Forum at UA to Discuss Safety During Severe Weather at Outdoor Events    /  UA News

The University of Alabama along with American Meteorological Society will host a panel discussion among meteorologists and event organizers on weather safety during outdoor events.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 7, 2016    /    Posted in:   Events, UA News   

UA to Hold Spring Commencement Exercises    /  UA News

The University of Alabama will hold its spring commencement exercises May 6-7 at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 2, 2016    /    Posted in:   Events, Students, UA News   

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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.