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UA Partners with Air Force to Explore Space Innovation    /  UA News

Researchers at The University of Alabama are exploring how a single spacecraft could service several satellites orbiting the Earth in one trip, potentially extending the mission of the satellites.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: January 25, 2023    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

New Microscopes to Position UA as Leader in Materials Characterization    /  UA News

A suite of new instruments focused on understanding materials will give The University of Alabama an elite platform while expanding opportunities for students.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 6, 2022    /    Posted in:   Research, UA News    /    Features:     

New MRI Research Facility at UA Ready for Transformative Research    /  UA News

The next breakthrough in human development and health research could come from The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 25, 2022    /    Posted in:   Research, UA News   

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UA Researchers Hope to Spur Adoption of Greener Jet Fuel    /  UA News

Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are spearheading a project to demonstrate an innovative method to create jet fuel from plants, helping the airline industry meet goals for using…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: October 11, 2022    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Sees Major Increases in R&D Partnerships with Industry    /  UA News

Over the past three years, annual funding from industry partners with The University of Alabama increased nearly 500%, creating opportunities for students while bringing innovation and job growth to the…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 26, 2022    /    Posted in:   Alabama Industrial Assessment Center, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Research, UA News   

Low-cost Solution Viable for Self-Driving Cars to Spot Hacked GPS    /  UA News

Transportation researchers at The University of Alabama developed a promising, inexpensive system to overcome one challenge of self-driving vehicle technology: GPS hacking that can send a self-driving vehicle to the…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 12, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Leading Investigation Into Alternative Pain Treatment    /  UA News

The research is exploring minuscule doses of a potent toxin to treat pain without opioids or nerve-block injections.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 2, 2022    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    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   

UA To Train Needed Workforce for Water Operations and Forecasting    /  UA News

The University of Alabama has been awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a unique hydrologic science research and training program for graduate students.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 18, 2022    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Research, UA News    /    Features:   , ,   

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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.