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German study leads Strickland to engineering internship    /  The Madison Record

J.D. Strickland had no idea that studying German at James Clemens High School eventually would lead to a prestigious engineering opportunity affiliated with the University of Alabama.


Source: The Madison Record    /    Published: September 1, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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Higher gas prices could cause more drivers to switch to electric cars    /  Fox 6 (Birmingham)

Electric cars could be one option for drivers to consider as gas prices keep rising as the summer driving season nears. But what they save on gas could end up…


Source: Fox 6 (Birmingham)    /    Published: May 1, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering    /    Features:     

Alabama lays groundwork for future automated vehicles    /  Roads and Bridges

Advanced technology to make traveling safer and more efficient is the focus of a new project led by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation. Tuscaloosa is…


Source: Roads and Bridges    /    Published: October 27, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

UA, ALDOT Lay Groundwork for Future Self-Driving Vehicles    /  UA News

Advanced technology used to make traveling safer and easier is the focus of a new project led by The University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: October 23, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Alabama universities plug into industry with auto research projects    /  Made in Alabama

Alabama isn’t only a major center for auto manufacturing, it’s also a growing hub for research and development projects that drive future industry technologies. At the University of Alabama, the Center…


Source: Made in Alabama    /    Published: October 8, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features:     

Electric cars, self-driving cars – where is auto industry going?    /  AL.com

As executive director of the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Bharat Balasubramanian is tasked with envisioning the future of the automobile. Speaking at Birmingham’s 10th annual Southern…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: October 7, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

UA part of German engineering exchange program    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Engineering students from the University of Alabama and four peer institutions in the state will have an opportunity to study engineering in Germany as part of a new exchange program….


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: September 21, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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UA’s relationship with Mercedes evolves into partnership    /  The Tuscaloosa News

As University of Alabama Chancellor emeritus Malcolm Portera tells it, Tuscaloosa was in a “world of hurt” in the early 1980s. The area had lost four manufacturers under the pressure…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: September 19, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

International Agreement Signed by German, Alabama Universities    /  UA News

Leaders from several German and Alabama universities met in Tuscaloosa Thursday to sign an International Memorandum of Understanding giving Alabama engineering students a chance to study in Germany.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: September 15, 2017    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Seeing Safe Driving and Self-Driving as Going Hand in Hand    /  Trucking Info

There is a mechanical engineer and professor of mechanical and electrical engineering— whose distinguished and globe-trotting career has already spanned over 40 years— who can simply and succinctly explain how…


Source: Trucking Info    /    Published: May 6, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical 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.