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UA Robotic Mining Team Set for Contest in Hawaii

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – A team of University of Alabama students who won the top prize at a NASA contest this year are traveling to Hawaii for another contest. Made up…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 17, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

UA students going to NASA competition    /  WVUA TV

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is sending a team of students to a NASA competition. The Alabama Astrobotics team has built a digging robot that will compete against…


Source: WVUA TV    /    Published: May 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

UA Engineering Students Compete in Robotics Program    /  UA News

A team of engineering students at The University of Alabama will compete in an annual robotics competition March 13-15 in Lexington, Ky.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 11, 2014    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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Artificial Affections    /  Crimson White

Spike Jonze’s most recent work, “Her,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, is a “boy-meets-operating-system” romance story, with equal parts sci-fi and drama. The film takes place in the not-so-distant…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: January 21, 2014    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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UA Lunabotics Team to Defend Title    /  UA News

After winning first place in last year’s NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition, a team of students called Alabama Lunabotics from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College will return to the competition May 20 at Kennedy Space Center.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 9, 2013    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

Defending its Turf

They won’t be marching into a stadium on May 20, but Alabama Lunabotics will be returning to Kennedy Space Center with the same goal as many other University of Alabama…


Author: Judah Martin    /    Published: March 30, 2013    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

College successfully launches mentor program, looks to expand

Before coming to The University of Alabama as a freshman, JP Gravitt signed up for the College of Engineering mentoring program at the urging of his mom. “I decided to…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: March 30, 2013    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Engineering Students Preparing for Robotics Competition    /  UA News

A team of eight University of Alabama engineering students will compete in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers SoutheastCon hardware competition April 4-7 in Jacksonville, Fla.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: March 18, 2013    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Lunar-Mining Team Wins National Contest    /  UA News

Alabama Lunabotics, a team of students from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College, won the top prize in the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 29, 2012    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Student Team Readies Robot for Lunar-Mining Contest    /  UA News

Alabama Lunabotics, a team of students from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College, will compete in the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition May 21-27 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 10, 2012    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, 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.