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University of Alabama Program Uses Drones for Grand Mesa Snowpack Study    /  The Daily Sentinel

Tuan Luong hasn’t had a lot of experience with snow in his life, growing up in mostly tropical Vietnam before enrolling at the University of Alabama for its aerospace engineering and mechanics program. That’s changed in the past two years, however, because of his visits to Grand Mesa.

Source: The Daily Sentinel    /    Published: February 27, 2023    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Research, Students   

UA Engineering Alumnus Dr. Ifeanyi Okpala Named as One of 18 Under 31 Young Alumni

Dr. Ifeanyi Okpala’s path to and time at The University of Alabama is nothing short of remarkable.

Author: Brinkley Wood    /    Published: February 22, 2023    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Engineering   

PoliMOVE Wins Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered By Cisco At Texas Motor Speedway Under Adverse Weather Conditions    /  Indy Autonomous Challenge

Team PoliMOVE won The Indy Autonomous Challenge Powered by Cisco at Texas Motor Speedway, competing in a field of six autonomous racing teams.

Source: Indy Autonomous Challenge    /    Published: November 17, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Engineering, In The News, Students   

Jalili Receives Prestigious Leadership Award from ASME

Dr. Nader Jalili, mechanical engineering department head and director of the Alabama Initiative on Manufacturing Development and Education, was recently presented the Michael J. Rabins Leadership Award by the American…

Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: November 15, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

Acoff Selected for Distinguished Lectureship in Materials and Society

Dr. Viola Acoff, College of Engineering associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Lectureship in Materials and Society. The lectureship,…

Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: November 4, 2022    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Engineering, Faculty and Staff,    /    Features:     

Engineering Open House Offers Unique Experience for Students    /  WVUA23

The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering hosted an event Friday called E-Day. It was an opportunity for prospective students to learn about the engineering and computer science program at the university.

Source: WVUA23    /    Published: November 1, 2022    /    Posted in:   Engineering, In The News, Outreach, Students   

Aerospace Research in Alabama Powers New Industry Discoveries    /  Made in Alabama

Researchers in Alabama are leading efforts to expand and sharpen the capabilities of the global aerospace and aviation industries. Their focus varies widely, from deep space exploration to military helicopter…

Source: Made in Alabama    /    Published: October 25, 2022    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Engineering, In The News    /    Features:     

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College of Engineering Appoints New Student Services Leadership

Rusty Pettus The College of Engineering has named Rusty Pettus and Peter Pierre as its new director of engineering student services and registrar, respectively. Pettus first joined the College in…

Author: Anna Claire Toxey    /    Published: October 25, 2022    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Faculty and Staff   

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 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:     


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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.