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Faculty and Staff Accolades for Aug. 18, 2021    /  UA News

The UA Career Center’s Campus Career Influencer Program targets faculty and staff who have a compelling interest and commitment to the development of student career readiness, in addition to academic…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 18, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Virtual Reality

Two forward-thinking University of Alabama engineering faculty members have started a research project evaluating the quality of online engineering education in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Derek Williamson, civil,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: January 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering,    /    Features:   ,   

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Faculty help students gain real-world job experience    /  Crimson White

Internships and co-ops allow students to gain experience in the fields they’re interested in, and some University departments such as the journalism, accounting and engineering departments are especially helpful in…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: January 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

Foundations for the Future

What began in 1950 with just 60 women engineers, has grown on an international level to become a major support system for college women in engineering across the globe and…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: November 15, 2018    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students,    /    Features:     

UA engineering students chosen to participate in testing at Johnson Space Center

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A team of six University of Alabama mechanical engineering students were selected to participate in testing at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The students were…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: June 25, 2018    /    Posted in:   Events, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

University Students to Test Microgravity Research in NASA’s Underwater Analog    /  Alabama Latino News

Twenty-five student teams from across the country will test their research underwater in May and June in simulated microgravity at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston as part of the…


Source: Alabama Latino News    /    Published: June 4, 2018    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:     

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University of Alabama seeks to spark interest in engineering    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Monalisa Ruffin’s small fingers assembled snap connectors on a circuit board to create a closed-loop circuit in hopes that once she finished the activity, she could make a siren sound…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: October 11, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Women Engineers to Host Event for Middle School Girls    /  UA News

The University of Alabama section of the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, will host about 200 middle-school girls for a hands-on discovery of engineering.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: September 30, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

University of Alabama students’ work linked to space missions    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Two teams of mechanical engineering students at the University of Alabama have spent their senior year designing tools for a NASA competition inspired by the space agency’s plans for human…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: April 18, 2016    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Set to Host Engineering Educators

The University of Alabama will host the American Society of Engineering Education Southeast Section Annual Conference March 13-15 at on campus and at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tuscaloosa. This is…


Author: Judah Martin    /    Published: March 9, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    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.