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Viola Acoff

2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors    /  Savoy

The definitive listing of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors by Savoy Network: Viola L. Acoff Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Graduate Programs, College of Engineering University of Alabama


Source: Savoy    /    Published: October 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

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Indy Autonomous Challenge tests driverless tech: ‘Students didn’t know it was impossible’    /  IndyStar

… Saturday’s competition started out relatively smoothly, with the event’s two clear-cut favorites from practice speeds, PoliMOVE (made up of University of Alabama and Politecnico di Milano) and TUM Autonomous…


Source: IndyStar    /    Published: October 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

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ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory developing new airfield matting system    /  The Vicksburg Post

The research program is a partnership between ERDC and the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Alabama. The school, in turn, is partnering with Alfab, Inc. of Enterprise, Alabama,…


Source: The Vicksburg Post    /    Published: October 24, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

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UA Team Takes Part in World’s First Self-Driving Race Car Competition    /  WVUA23

Crimson Autonomous Racing will be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. This will be the first time the speedway will be hosting an autonomous racecar competition. The UA team…


Source: WVUA23    /    Published: October 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Team Takes Part in World’s First Self-Driving Race Car Competition    /  UA News

Computers, not humans, will drive the cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Oct. 23 for a chance at $1 million and a place in automotive history.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA to Hold Fall 2021 Commencement    /  The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama will hold fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 10 and 11 at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.


Source: The University of Alabama    /    Published: October 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News   

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Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco Announces Final Details for October 23, 2021 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway    /  businesswire

On October 23, 2021, 21 universities from 9 countries forming 9 teams will compete in this first-of-its kind competition. The University of Alabama’s Crimson Autonomous Racing Team will be collaborating…


Source: businesswire    /    Published: October 14, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

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25% of all critical infrastructure in the US is at risk of failure due to flooding, new report finds    /  CNN

As a massive investment to repair roads and adapt to climate change faces an uncertain fate in Congress, a new report finds much of the country’s infrastructure is already at…


Source: CNN    /    Published: October 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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UA Center to Spur Convergent Drug Innovation, Delivery    /  UA News

Drawing upon expertise from across campus, a new center at The University of Alabama will help overcome obstacles keeping drug therapies that show promise in the lab from translating to…


Author: Adam Jones and Shane Dorrill    /    Published: October 5, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research, 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.

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