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UA Astrobotics Takes First Place Once Again in NASA Competition    /  UA News

The team, made up of 50 active student members, overcame many challenges to clinch the title for UA for the seventh time.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: July 15, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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City of Champions

Over the past 13 years, Tuscaloosa has grown exponentially with an increasing student population and new businesses locating within the city limits. Camgian, a Starkville, Mississippi-based company, opened its Center…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Outreach, Students,    /    Features:     

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The Sound of Engineering

The University of Alabama is now the place where technical engineering skills and musical talent meet. The College of Engineering added a musical audio engineering degree to its catalog this…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: October 15, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Students,    /    Features:   ,   

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Engineering Seniors Win Second Consecutive IEEE Robotic Competition    /  UA News

For the second consecutive year, a senior robotics team from The University of Alabama took home a win at an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers regional conference.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 12, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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‘Dynasty’: UA robotics team wins NASA’s grand prize for fifth straight year    /  Yellowhammer

UA made the announcement Monday in a statement, explaining that the 60-student Alabama Astrobotics team, mostly from the College of Engineering, won the Joe Kosmo Award for Excellence in NASA’s 2019 robotic mining competition….


Source: Yellowhammer    /    Published: June 4, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Robotics Team Wins NASA’s Grand Prize for Fifth Consecutive Year    /  UA News

For the fifth consecutive year, the student robotics team from The University of Alabama won NASA’s grand prize in its Robotics Mining Competition.


Author: Chris Bryant    /    Published: June 3, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Ricks Receives UA Engineering’s Hackney Leadership Award    /  UA News

The T. Morris Hackney Endowed Faculty Leadership Award honors a faculty member who exemplifies the constant guidance and leadership necessary to make the College of Engineering exceptional.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 16, 2019    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA hosts Robotics Mining Challenge    /  CBS 42 (Birmingham)

The University of Alabama engineering department is hosting the Robotic Mining Challenge  in Tuscaloosa. Twenty-eight teams from colleges all across the country are on campus trying to prove they are…


Source: CBS 42 (Birmingham)    /    Published: May 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

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UA hosts Robotics Mining Challenge    /  UA News

The University of Alabama engineering department is hosting the Robotic Mining Challenge  in Tuscaloosa. Twenty-eight teams from colleges all across the country are on campus trying to prove they are the…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: May 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA College of Engineering to Host Robotic Mining Challenge    /  UA News

The five-time NASA Robotic Mining Competition champions from The University of Alabama will take over hosting duties this year.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 30, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Students, 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.