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UA Team’s PoliMOVE Holds the Title of “World’s Fastest Autonomous Racecar”    /  indyautonomouschallenge.com

A team comprised of University of Alabama Engineering’s Crimson Autonomous Racing (CAR) Team and University of Milan engineering students and faculty have been working together to build and race an…


Source: indyautonomouschallenge.com    /    Published: January 7, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    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:     

Satellite Made By UA Students Ready for Launch    /  UA News

If everything goes as planned, in January a small satellite made by the students will be launched into space.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: December 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Students, UA News   

Graduate Discovers Legacy at UA, Creates a New One    /  UA News

Graduate Noah Evan Strong is proud to be the first person in his family to attend UA, and is even prouder of his familial connection to the University.


Author: Jamon Smith    /    Published: December 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Students, UA News   

Empowered by Doctorate, Graduate to Lead Road Research in Ghana    /  UA News

Two years ago, William Agyemang left everything he knew to pursue a doctoral degree in civil engineering at the Capstone.


Author: Jamon Smith    /    Published: November 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Are campus crosswalks safe?    /  The Crimson White

For UA student Caroline Horn, warnings about the crosswalks started during an early move-in camp for new students… UA Director of Transportation Services Chris D’Esposito said the approximately 500 crosswalks…


Source: The Crimson White    /    Published: November 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

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:   ,   

UA students prepare to have satellite they built launch into space    /  WVUA

We are approaching the take-off of a University of Alabama student-built satellite. Students in UASpace, a student organization on campus have put three years of work into preparing for their satellite to be…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: November 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, In The News, Students   

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Indy Autonomous Challenge tests driverless tech: ‘Students didn’t know it was impossible’    /  IndyStar

… Saturday’s competition started out relatively smoothly, with the event’s two clear-cut favorites from practice speeds, PoliMOVE (made up of University of Alabama and Politecnico di Milano) and TUM Autonomous…


Source: IndyStar    /    Published: October 25, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

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UA Team Takes Part in World’s First Self-Driving Race Car Competition    /  WVUA23

Crimson Autonomous Racing will be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. This will be the first time the speedway will be hosting an autonomous racecar competition. The UA team…


Source: WVUA23    /    Published: October 20, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

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