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Cognitive neuroscientist to lead Alabama Life Research Institute at University of Alabama    /  Alabama News Center

After a national search, a noteworthy researcher in cognitive neuroscience will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director. As the first full-time head of ALRI, Dr. Sharlene D. Newman will…

Source: Alabama News Center    /    Published: July 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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Cognitive Neuroscientist to Lead the Alabama Life Research Institute    /  UA News

After a national search, Dr. Sharlene Newman will lead the Alabama Life Research Institute as executive director, charged with providing a coherent vision for collaborative life research that embraces the full range of disciplines represented on campus while strengthening UA’s research portfolio and profile

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 20, 2019    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

High-Achieving Freshman Class, Graduate School Growth Highlight UA Enrollment    /  UA News

A talented freshman class that includes more than 180 incoming National Merit Scholars headlines The University of Alabama’s enrollment numbers for fall 2018.

Author: Chris Bryant    /    Published: September 13, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

UA part of German engineering exchange program    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Engineering students from the University of Alabama and four peer institutions in the state will have an opportunity to study engineering in Germany as part of a new exchange program….

Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: September 21, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students    /    Features:   ,   

International Agreement Signed by German, Alabama Universities    /  UA News

Leaders from several German and Alabama universities met in Tuscaloosa Thursday to sign an International Memorandum of Understanding giving Alabama engineering students a chance to study in Germany.

Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: September 15, 2017    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

UA Workshop Supports Minority Women Studying in STEM Fields    /  UA News

The University of Alabama hosted a workshop aimed to help administrators, staff and professors share and discover ways to engage students, particularly minority women, interested in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields.

Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: April 4, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, 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.