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Dr. Charles L. Karr Named Interim President of The University of Alabama in Huntsville    /  University of Alabama System

UA System Chancellor Finis St. John today announced that he will recommend Dr. Chuck Karr as interim president of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to succeed retiring president…

Source: University of Alabama System    /    Published: November 9, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Engineering, In The News    /    Features:     

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How close are hydrogen planes, really?    /  Marketplace

“Yes, as far as hydrogen-powered, the planes will definitely look different,” said Bhupendra Khandelwal, an associate professor at the University of Alabama.

Source: Marketplace    /    Published: November 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Gov. Lee Appoints Clay Bright as Megasite Authority CEO    /  TN Office of the Governor

Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Clay Bright to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Megasite Authority of West Tennessee. Bright currently serves as the Commissioner…

Source: TN Office of the Governor    /    Published: October 28, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News   

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UA offers mental health training for police officers    /  Fox 6

Lt. Craig Parker supports an ongoing partnership with The University of Alabama. For the past six months, the UA School of Social Work and the Center for Advanced Public Safety…

Source: Fox 6    /    Published: October 27, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Outreach   

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Faculty Members Fill Ranks in Strategic Areas, From Democracy to Sustainability    /  UVAToday

Taite received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama and her Ph.D. in bioengineering at Rice University, then conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Washington.

Source: UVAToday    /    Published: October 26, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, In The News   

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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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Creating a Legacy    /  The Crimson White

Pamela Davis is an alumna of the University of Alabama. Davis graduated in 1996 with a major in electrical engineering. After graduation, she worked for Philip Morris USA in Richmond,…

Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: October 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News   

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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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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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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.