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In the lab: University of Alabama students help inspire next wave of scientists    /  Alabama News Center

Akshay Narkhede routinely prepares polymeric biomaterials during lab work in the Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama. Narkhede, a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering, uses…


Source: Alabama News Center    /    Published: January 15, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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Grant Expands Professor’s Human-Computer Interaction Research    /  UA News

A University of Alabama computer science professor has received a grant to better understand how K-12 students in the Alabama Black Belt perceive human-computer interaction.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 10, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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In the Lab: UA Students Help Inspire Next Wave of Scientists    /  UA News

Akshay Narkhede has other research foci in Rao’s lab, but on this day, he’s focused on duplicating hydrogels to demonstrate to several young, curious shadows: high school seniors in a day-long immersion of hands-on lab experiments at UA.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: January 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Sisterhood and STEM

Sisterhood and STEM go hand in hand for the women of Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority. A.O.E. is a social and professional sorority for women involved in any science, technology, engineering…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: November 19, 2018    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students,   

Foundations for the Future

What began in 1950 with just 60 women engineers, has grown on an international level to become a major support system for college women in engineering across the globe and…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: November 15, 2018    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students,    /    Features:     

Leading the Way

From robotics to radar engineering and everything in between, female engineering professors at UA are leaving their mark on the College and the entire engineering industry through their groundbreaking research…


Author: Gillian Castro and Alana Norris    /    Published: November 14, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Research,    /    Features:   ,   

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Dr. Viola L. Acoff, associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs, was the first African American female faculty member in The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Hired in 1994,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: November 5, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach    /    Features:     

History of UA Women in Engineering

Engineering at The University of Alabama began in 1837, but it was not until the 1920s that women started to enroll in the College of Engineering. In 1939, Rose Rabinowitz,…


Author: Gillian Castro and Alana Norris    /    Published: November 2, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students,    /    Features:     

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UA engineers build structure that could survive a natural disaster    /  WVUA

A building has now been made to survive the impact of an earthquake, and possibly a hurricane. UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA engineers built a two-story structure to stand strong in the wake of…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: October 25, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

Students manning a table at E-day out on the science and engineering quad

UA College of Engineering hosts E-Day    /  WVUA

UA’s College of Engineering hosted more than 1,000 students today for E-day. The day was dedicated to educating young students about the world of STEM, or science, technology, engineering and…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: October 6, 2018    /    Posted in:   Events, In The News, Outreach, 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.