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CrimsonHacks to spend weekend hosting hacking marathon    /  Crimson White

The CrimsonHacks event brings together hackers from all over the South for a 24-hour hacking marathon, or “hackathon.” Teams or individuals attend workshops, competitions and other activities based around legal,…

Source: Crimson White    /    Published: April 15, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, In The News, Outreach, Students   

ariel view of Engineering Quad

Actors take on Shakespearean challenge    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Five years ago, the College of Engineering Does Amateur Radical Theater considered producing “Much Ado About Nothing,” but rejected it as being too tough for an amateur group. Recently, the…

Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: April 14, 2018    /    Posted in:   Events, In The News, Students   

Tradition Set: First Bama Blitz Raises $1.8 Million    /  UA News

University of Alabama officials have announced that the inaugural Bama Blitz raised more than $1.8 million in gifts from 1,810 supporters.

Author: David Miller    /    Published: April 13, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Events, Faculty and Staff, Giving, Students, UA News   

UA hosts second annual hackathon

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Hackers, innovators, and creators from across the southeast will come together to compete in the second annual CrimsonHacks 24-hour hackathon. This year’s competition will take place on…

Author: Gillian Castro and Alana Norris    /    Published: April 11, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Outreach, Students   

UA students compete in Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge    /  Fox 6 (Birmingham)

Water rockets filled the skies above recreation fields at the University of Alabama on Friday. “OK, you use a bottle and you fill it up with water and you just…

Source: Fox 6 (Birmingham)    /    Published: April 10, 2018    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Events, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students   

Students Seek Funding from Bama Blitz to Build Liquid Rocket, Satellite    /  UA News

A group of 30 University of Alabama engineering undergraduate students are attempting to build the first student-designed liquid-fueled rocket to launch a UA-built satellite into space for the first time.

Author: Jamon Smith    /    Published: April 9, 2018    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Events, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

ariel view of Engineering Quad

UA hosts event to honor high school women in IT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. –The University of Alabama and the National Center for Women and Information Technology will recognize high school women from across Alabama who have achieved success within the IT…

Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 5, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

UA Holds K-12 Robotics Competition    /  UA News

Kindergarten through 12th-grade students from across the state will put their computer programming skills to the test at the annual Alabama Robotics Competition April 7.

Author: Alana Norris and Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 4, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Hundreds of Sixth-Graders to Launch Rockets Friday    /  UA News

The Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge will be held at noon Friday, April 6, on The University of Alabama’s outdoor recreation fields.

Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 3, 2018    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Events, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News   

College of Engineering showing play this weekend    /  Crimson White

Just because they frequent Rogers Library doesn’t mean they can’t stage a play.  This weekend, engineering students are bringing John Cardiani’s play “Almost, Maine” to the stage. The College of Engineering,…

Source: Crimson White    /    Published: March 31, 2018    /    Posted in:   Events, In The News, Students   


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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.