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Education brief: Kevin Townsend of northern Colorado Springs among UA engineering students building interactive cube for RISE    /  Colorado Springs Gazette

Colorado Springs’ Kevin Townsend is part of a University of Alabama student team that is continuing a three-year tradition of local outreach projects. The University of Alabama Astrobotics team and…


Source: Colorado Springs Gazette    /    Published: April 28, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

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UA Engineering Seniors Build Interactive Cube for RISE    /  UA News

The University of Alabama Astrobotics team and a group of engineering senior design students partnered with the RISE Center, a school for infants and preschoolers with and without special needs on UA’s campus, to provide the children with a sensory cube to assist with in-class therapy.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 1, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Alabama Astrobotics’ New Lab Mirrors Competition Space    /  UA News

The Alabama Astrobotics team has recently migrated to its own space in a state-of-the-art lab.


Author: Alana Norris and Gillian Castro    /    Published: February 21, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA engineering professor comments on the need for a Space Force    /  Fox 6 (Birmingham)

Dr. Kenneth Ricks is an adviser for the University of Alabama’s space robotics team, which has won several championships. He says there is a need to have a team to be…


Source: Fox 6 (Birmingham)    /    Published: June 19, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

UA Students Win Regional Robotics Competition    /  UA News

The University of Alabama Robotics team became the first UA robotics team in school history to win the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers SoutheastCon Hardware Competition.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: June 7, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Astrobotics team wins NASA Competition for 4th year in a row    /  WVUA

The University of Alabama’s Astrobotics team won the NASA robotic mining competition, for the fourth year in a row. UA’s team won bragging rights, and a big check last weekend. Alabama Astrobotics…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: May 28, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

Four In a Row for UA Robotics Team    /  UA News

Students at The University of Alabama who competed in a NASA robotics contest came away with the top prize again, making it four straight years for the team from UA to win.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 24, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Astrobotics team prepares for competition    /  WVUA

The University of Alabama robotics is vying for its fourth title in a row in a NASA robotic mining contest. The team already has four titles on the wall dating…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: May 11, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Students    /    Features:     

On Road to Possible Fourth Title, Robotics Team Tackles New Challenge    /  UA News

NASA’s annual robotics challenge presents a new problem for college students to solve, and students at The University of Alabama hope their solution can win the contest for a fourth straight year.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 9, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

‘Go, Bailey, Go!’    /  UA News

Engineering students designed and built a child with physical challenges a car he can drive himself.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 8, 2018    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, 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.