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PREVIEW: UA STEAM to promote studies in STEM fields    /  Crimson White

This week, the University will host an event to promote STEM studies to local high school students. STEAM Sports Group and Honda will co-sponsor the event, which will highlight the…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: April 18, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, In The News, Outreach, Students   

UA engineering students compete in drone national championship

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Two University of Alabama engineering students will put their drone flying skills to the test this weekend in the first-ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship. Ben Fischer,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 14, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Events, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

Crimson Racing Vehicle Revealed during Honda STEAM Event, Indy Champ to Participate    /  UA News

Fast cars and sound engineering are the foundation of an outreach day hosted by the The University of Alabama College of Engineering.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 14, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Media Advisory: UA Engineering Students to Give Adapted Toy Car to Child at RISE on April 14    /  UA News

A group of engineering students at The University of Alabama modified a battery-powered ride-on car hoping to provide some freedom for a preschool student born with an abnormality that limits mobility.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 12, 2017    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

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:     

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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.