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Song receives funding from Department of Labor to develop training programs focused on worker safety

Worker safety has always been a passion of Dr. Siyuan Song, but after she became aware of the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program within the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, her field of interest evolved. What started as providing training for construction workers turned into developing and delivering training for two more underserved groups: healthcare workers and surface miners.


Author: Sarah Chase    /    Published: January 18, 2024    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Outreach,    /    Features:     

UA’s K-12 Robotics Competition Reboots    /  UA News

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alabama Robotics Competition returned to campus this April. Organized by the computer science department, since 2011 the competition has been…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 23, 2023    /    Posted in:   Outreach, UA News   

Honors Students Give Back to Community With Engage Tuscaloosa    /  UA News

The mission is to engage K-12 students by providing them with strong role models, building strong relationships and exposing them to new things and ideas. Ben Anderson, a junior studying…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 2, 2023    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Outreach, Students   

UA to Host Statewide Robotics Competition April 1

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama College of Engineering will host K-12 students from across the state at the Alabama Robotics Competition this Saturday, April 1. The event, hosted…


Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: March 31, 2023    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, Outreach   

Song’s Leadership Revitalizes Tuscaloosa City Schools MATHCOUNTS Program    /  Engineering Special Story

Math skills are the framework on which the engineering profession is based. Middle school years are the critical period to foster interest in math learning. Dr. Aijun Song, an electrical…


Source: Engineering Special Story    /    Published: February 3, 2023    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Outreach    /    Features:     

Engineering Open House Offers Unique Experience for Students    /  WVUA23

The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering hosted an event Friday called E-Day. It was an opportunity for prospective students to learn about the engineering and computer science program at the university.


Source: WVUA23    /    Published: November 1, 2022    /    Posted in:   Engineering, In The News, Outreach, Students   

Testing Florida’s Freshwater Limits for Population Growth    /  UA Office for Research and Economic Development

People move to Florida for several reasons, one of them being convenient access to the state’s coastal areas. According to the U.S. Census, the population increased from approximately 9 million people in 1980 to around 22 million in 2020.


Source: UA Office for Research and Economic Development    /    Published: September 26, 2022    /    Posted in:   In The News, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

Alabama’s New High School for Cyber Technology Officially Open    /  AL.com

Gov. Kay Ivey officially opened the new Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering in Huntsville today calling it a “testimony to our (state’s) commitment to being innovative in every way.”


Source: AL.com    /    Published: September 26, 2022    /    Posted in:   In The News, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

UA Research Enterprise Enjoys Remarkable Year    /  UA News

The portion of faculty members engaged in externally funded research was the most in the history of The University of Alabama during the last academic year.


Author: UA News    /    Published: August 25, 2022    /    Posted in:   Engineering, In The News, Outreach, Research, UA News   

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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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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.