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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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New EPIC Scholars Program Will Promote Equity, Enrichment for Engineering Honors Students

UA’s College of Engineering has partnered with the Honors College to introduce a new enrichment opportunity for entering freshmen this fall. The Engineering Positive and Intentional Change, or EPIC, Scholars…

Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: April 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Students    /    Features:     

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Opinion | Electric vehicles important for Alabama’s automotive industry    /  Alabama Political Reporter

Dr. Allen Parrish Ph.D. is the executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute and also serves as a senior policy advisor for the Energy Institute of Alabama.

Source: Alabama Political Reporter    /    Published: April 21, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Chancellor Announces Brad Newman as President of Shelton State Community College    /  Shelton State Community College

Newman has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama.

Source: Shelton State Community College    /    Published: March 10, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Engineering, In The News   

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Engineering First-Class Facilities

The new H.M. Comer Hall radiates professionalism and class and is a one-stop shop for students to get all of their engineering needs met in one place. The newly renovated…

Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 2, 2019    /    Posted in:   Engineering,    /    Features:   ,   

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UA to Host Regional Science Olympiad    /  UA News

More than 600 students are expected to participate in the 2017 Regional Science Olympiad competition at The University of Alabama Saturday, Feb. 18.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 8, 2017    /    Posted in:   Engineering, UA News   


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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.