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New EPIC Scholars Program Will Promote Equity, Enrichment for Engineering Honors Students

UA’s College of Engineering has partnered with the Honors College to introduce a new enrichment opportunity for entering freshmen this fall. The Engineering Positive and Intentional Change, or EPIC, Scholars…

Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: April 29, 2021    /    Posted in:   Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Home Page Main Story, Students    /    Features:     

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UA to offer summer course about COVID-19    /  ABC 33/40

This summer The University of Alabama will be offering a class that students can take to learn more about the COVID-19 virus and its long-lasting impacts. The class is called “Catalysts for Change: Creative Solutions for Fighting Coronavirus”….

Source: ABC 33/40    /    Published: May 9, 2020    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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UA Offering Courses on Coronavirus    /  UA News

Three courses offered this summer at The University of Alabama will allow students to understand issues stemming from the coronavirus pandemic while exploring solutions to a PPE shortage.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 8, 2020    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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UA uses 3D printers to make face shields for healthcare providers    /  WVUA

Thanks to The University of Alabama, local health care providers will soon be able to better protect themselves. WVUA, ABC 33/40, Made In Alabama, Yellowhammer, WIAT-CBS 42, WBRC-Fox 6, Fox 34 (Dothan), WIAT-CBS 42, Alabama News Center, WBRC-Fox 6, WERC-FM (Birmingham), WVUA, Alabama News…

Source: WVUA    /    Published: April 1, 2020    /    Posted in:   In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach    /    Features:   , ,   

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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:   ,   

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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:   ,   

H.M. Comer Hall set to reopen next month    /  The Tuscaloosa News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering will move back into H.M. Comer Hall at the beginning of August, capping a year of renovations … “Our vision for the building…

Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: July 24, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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ASCE to Update CE Body of Knowledge; Member Input Sought    /  ASCE News

Career development, it is said, often isn’t about what you know but who you know. But in civil engineering, what you know matters. “We’re living in times that are changing at an accelerated rate,”…

Source: ASCE News    /    Published: February 23, 2017    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

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Engineering now offering 2 new majors    /  Crimson White

The College of Engineering now offers two new degrees: environmental and architectural engineering. Both programs are expansions from existing minor programs and have been in the works for 
a while.

Source: Crimson White    /    Published: November 6, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, In The News, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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UA College of Engineering appoints two associate deans

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dr. Charles L. Karr, dean of The University of Alabama College of Engineering, recently announced the hiring of two new associate deans. Karr named Dr. Ken Fridley…

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 23, 2014    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff    /    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.