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Keeping the Engine[er] Running

While faculty and students were adjusting to digital classrooms, The University of Alabama’s staff was working to keep their offices productive from their homes. From advising students on their courses,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story,    /    Features:   , ,   

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Pandemic Parenting

As faculty scrambled to adjust their classes from in-person to online this spring, they also had to deal with learning technology they hadn’t used before and outside factors like full…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 8, 2021    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story,    /    Features:   ,   

A double cantilever carbon-reinforced composite beam begins to heal itself under the actuation of macro- fiber composites after a Mode I delamination test.

Probabilistic methods gain traction for designing complex systems    /  Aerospace America

In July, an AIAA Certification by Analysis Community made up of industry, academia and government/regulatory representatives completed the draft document “Recommended Practices When Flight Modeling Is Used to Reduce Flight…


Source: Aerospace America    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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Drive to Succeed at Home and Abroad    /  UA News

Austin Pearson did not speak German when he came to The University of Alabama, but now has lived, learned and worked as an engineering student and intern in Germany as…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Student Receives Top Award from the Society of Women Engineers    /  UA News

The senior majoring in chemical engineering was honored in November by the organization, which has more than 40,000 members globally.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Students, UA News   

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Biomedical Sciences Team Joins The University of Alabama    /  UA News

Three professors specializing in biomedical sciences, biochemistry and bioengineering will join The University of Alabama, boosting research and innovation in novel design and engineering of advanced drug delivery systems.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, UA News    /    Features:     

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Can We Make Our Robots Less Biased Than We Are?    /  The New York Times

A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.


Source: The New York Times    /    Published: December 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, In The News    /    Features:     

Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal working in safety goggles on some metal pipes

Distinguished UA Engineering Professor Honored with Burnum Award    /  UA News

Awarded annually to recognize and promote excellence in research, scholarship and teaching, the Burnum Award recognizes distinguished careers at UA.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Contributing Solutions to Wastewater Treatment in Rural Alabama    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are part of a prestigious project to demonstrate effective solutions to raw sewage draining into the waterways of the state’s Black Belt region


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 17, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, UA News    /    Features:     

Dr. Gray and student stand on the engineering quad with the fountain in background

Robotics Contest Awardee Returns to UA 9 Years Later as a Freshman    /  UA News

In 2011, third grader Mary Virginia McKinley competed in UA’s first-ever robotics competition. Now she is studying computer science.


Author: Melissa Parker    /    Published: November 12, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Home Page Main Story, 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.