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In addition to his traditional research focus on Connected and Automated Vehicles within the Mechanical Engineering Department, Yoon became the lead CAVs faculty advisor for the University of Alabama EcoCAR…

Source:    /    Published: March 16, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering,    /    Features:   , ,   

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UA to Offer Degree in Cyber Security    /  UA News

In response to the growing need for professionals skilled in the protection of digital information, The University of Alabama will offer a degree in cyber security starting this fall.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 18, 2020    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Dean of Engineering visits HTHS Engineering Academy students    /  Trussville Tribune

Engineering Academy students at Hewitt-Trussville High School had a special guest on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Dean of Engineering from the University of Alabama spoke with students taking engineering,…

Source: Trussville Tribune    /    Published: October 2, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

7 people cutting the ribbon in front of the new H.M. Comer

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:   ,   

UA engineering adds two ABET accreditations to undergraduate programs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – All University of Alabama College of Engineering undergraduate curricula are now fully accredited by ABET, the national accrediting agency for engineering and computing programs, with the two…

Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: November 3, 2018    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:   , , ,   

7 people cutting the ribbon in front of the new H.M. Comer

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony held for H.M. Comer Hall    /  WVUA

The University of Alabama cut the ribbon on a newly remodeled engineering building. $24.6 million worth of renovations started at H.M. Comer Hall seventeen months ago. It’s now the home of…

Source: WVUA    /    Published: October 1, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

UA Celebrates the Unveiling of H.M. Comer    /  UA News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering officially celebrated the opening of the newly renovated H.M. Comer Hall with a ribbon cutting ceremony today.

Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: September 28, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Events, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

N. Hugh Mathews and Dean Karr shake hands

Engineering Recognizes Outstanding Alumni Volunteer for 2018

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently recognized N. Hugh Mathews as its 2018 Outstanding Alumni Volunteer. Mathews, a Birmingham native, has demonstrated consistent loyalty to…

Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 19, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Events    /    Features:     

Dynetics donates to UA engineering

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A Huntsville-based applied science and information technology company recently chose to invest in The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Dynetics Inc. has gifted the College with…

Author: Gillian Castro and Alana Norris    /    Published: March 22, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Giving, Students    /    Features:   ,   

Alabama awarded patent for sideline tent    /  Birmingham Business Journal

The University of Alabama’s win in the College Football Playoff wasn’t the school’s only big football-related win in January. The school was also assigned a patent for the collapsable sideline tent…

Source: Birmingham Business Journal    /    Published: February 8, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, 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.