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Magnet students learn about science through new partnership with UA    /  The Tuscaloosa News

For the first time — and maybe not the last — students from the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary School entered a partnership to teach science skills they…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: April 21, 2019    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students   

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UA Engineering Racing Team Works with Local Third Graders    /  UA News

A University of Alabama student team is spending the semester working with a local elementary school and teaching students about the importance of STEM.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 19, 2019    /    Posted in:   Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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‘More Than Just a Space’    /  UA News

On Thursday, PRCA-UA, along with 13 other student groups, gathered for the unveiling of their new home, which will help them expand their community service work.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: April 18, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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UA Launches New Student Community Engagement Center    /  UA News

Community and university engagement at The University of Alabama received a boost today with the unveiling of the UA Student Community Engagement Center.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: April 18, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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UA Engineering Seniors Build Interactive Cube for RISE    /  UA News

The University of Alabama Astrobotics team and a group of engineering senior design students partnered with the RISE Center, a school for infants and preschoolers with and without special needs on UA’s campus, to provide the children with a sensory cube to assist with in-class therapy.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 1, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA to Host Regional Science Olympiad for K-12 Students

  The University of Alabama will host hundreds of middle and high school students at the 2019 Regional Science Olympiad competition Saturday, March 2. Teams from 30 schools across Alabama…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: February 20, 2019    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

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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,   

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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.