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Alabama Power Grant Expands Black Belt STEM Program    /  UA Advancement News

More students in Alabama’s Black Belt will have the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, thanks to a grant from the Alabama Power Foundation that is…


Source: UA Advancement News    /    Published: May 9, 2022    /    Posted in:   In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

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UA Technology to Aid National Nutrition Study    /  UA News

A wearable device that tracks diet developed by researchers at The University of Alabama will be used as part of a study of individual nutritional responses.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 15, 2022    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

Santa’s Helpers: Students Build Script A Wheelchair Lift    /  UA News

After graduating, five students stayed in Tuscaloosa an extra week to perfect their senior design project – a mechanical wheelchair lift – before presenting it as a Christmas gift to…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Among 60 Finalists for Transformative Workforce Project    /  UA News

A proposal from The University of Alabama to lead a regional innovation and workforce development project for an economically depressed region of the state received initial seed money, the United…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, UA News   

UA Leading Effort to Ready Future Teachers of Computer Science    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is leading a program among six state universities to prepare secondary education students to fill the need for trained computer science teachers in the state.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Strong Partnership Fuels Alabama Mobility and Power Center    /  UA News

A strong partnership between The University of Alabama, Alabama Power Company and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. fuels a newly-formed research and workforce development center designed to meet the needs of…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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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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The University of Alabama Announces Free App Week, Oct. 18-22    /  UA News

The University of Alabama is waiving application fees for domestic and international prospective students from Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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Tuscaloosa looking to create new technology-based jobs    /  Fox 6

Camgien is able to hire young talent coming out of The University of Alabama and surrounding schools to work on artificial intelligence and other technologies. Butler says the company has…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: May 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, In The News, Outreach   

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Signing In    /  UA News

UA researchers are developing a way for deaf and hard-of-hearing communities to interact with devices or smart environments using sign language.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 17, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Outreach, 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.