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UA hosts annual K-12 robotics competition

Nearly 300 K-12 students from across Alabama were recently welcomed to campus for a computer programming competition that used robotics as a host platform. The University of Alabama College of…

Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 22, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

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UA students participate in Drone Racing competition at UAH    /  WBRE-NBC (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania)

Ben Fischer, University of Alabama: “We scratch build all of it. Some of us design. Like, I like to design my own frames, so we design it out. Get it…

Source: WBRE-NBC (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania)    /    Published: April 14, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Events, In The News, Students   

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Mind-Controlled Drones: Not As Far Away As You Think    /  Forbes

Not long ago, moving objects with your mind was the province of Jedi knights and boy wizards. But on April 6, competitors and spectators will descend on the University of…

Source: Forbes    /    Published: April 6, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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CrimsonHacks provides place for innovation    /  Crimson White

Hundreds of students with an interest in computer design use their knowledge to create apps, games and websites at CrimsonHacks, a 24-hour event hosted by University Programs that allows student…

Source: Crimson White    /    Published: March 25, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, In The News, Students   

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

Nearly 500 undergraduate students at The University of Alabama are highlighting their research and creative projects during the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference March 27.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 22, 2019    /    Posted in:   Events, Research, Students, UA News   

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Alabama graduate displays race cars on engineering campus    /

John Allen, a 1979 University of Alabama graduate in the school of engineering, displayed his BMW race cars Monday in front of the engineering campus. Allen and his team are…

Source:    /    Published: February 26, 2019    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, In The News   

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UA to Host Regional Science Olympiad for K-12 Students

  The University of Alabama will host hundreds of middle and high school students at the 2019 Regional Science Olympiad competition Saturday, March 2. Teams from 30 schools across Alabama…

Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: February 20, 2019    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Engineering Professor Chosen as 2019 Materials Research Society Meeting Chair

A University of Alabama associate professor of chemical and biological engineering has been chosen to help lead the 2019 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting. Dr. Yuping Bao will serve as…

Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: February 4, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

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In the lab: University of Alabama students help inspire next wave of scientists    /  Alabama News Center

Akshay Narkhede routinely prepares polymeric biomaterials during lab work in the Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama. Narkhede, a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering, uses…

Source: Alabama News Center    /    Published: January 15, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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In the Lab: UA Students Help Inspire Next Wave of Scientists    /  UA News

Akshay Narkhede has other research foci in Rao’s lab, but on this day, he’s focused on duplicating hydrogels to demonstrate to several young, curious shadows: high school seniors in a day-long immersion of hands-on lab experiments at UA.

Author: David Miller    /    Published: January 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, 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.