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UA mechanical engineering students make car for boy with disabilities    /  ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

A special gift was given to a student at Inverness Elementary School in Shelby County. Bailey Harris was born without arms – so, engineering students from the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA transformed a…


Source: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)    /    Published: May 5, 2018    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

UA robotics team creates buzzer for Cross-City African American History Championship    /  WVUA

And many UA students played a key role in preparing the 5th graders for competition, including this, by the UA robotics team that dazzled the crowd. Kenny Ricks said, “Eight or nine students completely…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: April 26, 2018    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

UA Holds K-12 Robotics Competition    /  UA News

Kindergarten through 12th-grade students from across the state will put their computer programming skills to the test at the annual Alabama Robotics Competition April 7.


Author: Alana Norris and Gillian Castro    /    Published: April 4, 2018    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    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:   ,   

UA Alumni Association Honors Four With Teaching Awards    /  UA News

The University of Alabama National Alumni Association has announced the 2017 recipients of the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching – the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards.


Author: Richard LeComte    /    Published: October 17, 2017    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Alumni, Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Tide Continues To Roll

There’s a team of students at The University of Alabama who have won multiple national titles in recent years and perform at a high level. This team doesn’t play football, though….


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 11, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

A Three-peat for UA Robotics Team at NASA Contest    /  UA News

For the third consecutive year, a student team at The University of Alabama placed first at a NASA robotics contest.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 30, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA robotics team wins 3rd consecutive competition    /  Fox 6 (Birmingham)

For the third year in a row, the University of Alabama Astrobotics team won the NASA Robotic Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The team beat out…


Source: Fox 6 (Birmingham)    /    Published: May 29, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

UA Robotics Team Aims for Three Championships in a Row    /  UA News

After winning the top prize at a NASA robotics contest the past two years, a team of students at The University of Alabama returns to defend its title


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 16, 2017    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

UA team preparing for NASA robotics competition    /  The Tuscaloosa News

At about 1 a.m. Monday, Rebecca Dietz noticed something wrong with “MARTE.” Dietz, a senior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama, and several other members of the Alabama…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: May 16, 2017    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Events, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students    /    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.