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UA Study: Avoid Travel After Dark During Thanksgiving Week    /  UA News

A study of Thanksgiving week vehicle crash data from the past five years in Alabama shows travel after dark increases risk for crashes and fatalities, leading to the conclusion that,…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

Shrugs and intrigue: Alabama reacts to billions of dollars it will get in federal infrastructure package    /  AL.com

Allen Parrish, executive director with the Alabama Transportation Institute and a professor at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, said the idea that there will be “radical transportation in road…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: November 12, 2021    /    Posted in:   Centers, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Strong Partnership Fuels Alabama Mobility and Power Center    /  UA News

A strong partnership between The University of Alabama, Alabama Power Company and Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. fuels a newly-formed research and workforce development center designed to meet the needs of…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Outreach, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

Dr. Charles L. Karr Named Interim President of The University of Alabama in Huntsville    /  University of Alabama System

UA System Chancellor Finis St. John today announced that he will recommend Dr. Chuck Karr as interim president of The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to succeed retiring president…


Source: University of Alabama System    /    Published: November 9, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Engineering, In The News    /    Features:     

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UA Launches $1.5 Billion Capital Campaign    /  UA News

The University of Alabama launched the largest fundraising campaign in state history to raise a minimum of $1.5 billion in private donations to support all areas of campus — from…


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: September 11, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Giving, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, UA News   

Final teams announced for the Indy Autonomous Challenge    /  The Robot Report

For the last 18 months, 29 university teams have competed in a unique autonomous vehicle event. The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) is a $1.5 million prize competition among universities to…


Source: The Robot Report    /    Published: September 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students   

Engineered to Speak: How C&IS Equips Engineers with Presentation Blueprints    /  CIS News

As some of the brightest minds in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), engineers have a language all their own—but not everyone speaks that language. Translating complicated and…


Source: CIS News    /    Published: September 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

W. Edward Back Named Interim Dean of the College of Engineering    /  UA News

Dr. W. Edward Back has been appointed as the interim dean of The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering effective Aug. 16.


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: August 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

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U of Alabama Wins EcoCar Mobility Challenge    /  Auto Connected Car News

The University of Alabama has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year Three champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate automotive engineering competition.


Source: Auto Connected Car News    /    Published: June 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Engineering, In The News, Students   

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Tuscaloosa looking to create new technology-based jobs    /  Fox 6

Camgien is able to hire young talent coming out of The University of Alabama and surrounding schools to work on artificial intelligence and other technologies. Butler says the company has…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: May 19, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, In The News, Outreach   

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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.