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UA Offering Courses on Coronavirus    /  UA News

Three courses offered this summer at The University of Alabama will allow students to understand issues stemming from the coronavirus pandemic while exploring solutions to a PPE shortage.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 8, 2020    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Meet UA’s New SGA President    /  UA News

Demarcus Joiner, a junior civil engineering major from Roanoke, Alabama, was elected SGA president for the 2020-21 term.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 13, 2020    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students, UA News   

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UA Senior Working Pandemic Front Lines in NYC Area    /  UA News

Aerospace engineering student John Glidden III is volunteering as an EMT and at a drive-thru virus testing site in a suburb of New York City.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 9, 2020    /    Posted in:   Outreach, Students, UA News   

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UA Satellite Team Offering Virtual Space Lessons    /  UA News

A team of students at The University of Alabama building a small satellite as part of a NASA program are continuing their outreach efforts to state schools during the COVID-19 pandemic through online lessons.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 8, 2020    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship    /  UA News

Hannah Slater, a Randall Research Scholar studying chemical engineering and chemistry from New Lenox, Illinois, is the 57th UA student to receive a Goldwater scholarship.


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: April 7, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Students, UA News   

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UA Helping Fabricate Protection for Health Care Workers    /  UA News

The University of Alabama community has come together to help provide 3D printed personal protective equipment, or PPE, for health care workers locally and in the region.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 2, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News   

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Range Boost    /  UA News

A solution developed from research at The University of Alabama would give drivers of electric vehicles the confidence and freedom of a gas-powered vehicle without requiring breakthroughs in batteries or a costly overhaul of the transportation system’s energy infrastructure.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 11, 2020    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Supports UA Study    /  UA News

Transportation researchers at The University of Alabama are leading an effort to understand safety for those who respond to traffic incidents.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 6, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News   

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Southern U.S. Hotspots for Severe Consequences of Flash Floods    /  UA News

The worst region for flash floods in the continental United States is likely the Southwest, according to a recent analysis of flash floods by The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 26, 2020    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA STEM Students among Nation’s Top 20 in 20s    /  UA News

Two University of Alabama College of Engineering students are among the nation’s top 20 science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, students in their 20s.


Author: Joe Daniel and Alana Norris    /    Published: February 25, 2020    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, Students, UA News    /    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.