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High school kids ‘sink or swim’ during engineering camp    /  The Tuscaloosa News

As temperatures rose into the 90s Thursday, high school students gathered at the University of Alabama’s Recreation Center for some time in the pool. However, these students were at the…

Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: July 24, 2017    /    Posted in:   Events, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

Students build cardboard boats at University of Alabama engineering camp    /  WBRC Fox 6

Students from all 50 states converged on the University of Alabama for Student Introduction to Engineering Camp (SITE) this week. Their project for today was to make a “boat” out…

Source: WBRC Fox 6    /    Published: July 21, 2016    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach    /    Features:   ,   

UA SITE camp hosts 150 high school students    /  Crimson White

The University of Alabama’s engineering department held the 25th annual SITE camp, or Student Introductory to Engineering Camp, from July 12-31. The camp has three one-week segments in which 150…

Source: Crimson White    /    Published: July 29, 2015    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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NSF Selects UA Students, Alumna for Highly Competitive Fellowships    /  UA News

The National Science Foundation selected seven University of Alabama students and one alumna for its Graduate Research Fellowship Program from among more than 13,000 applicants.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 2, 2013    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, 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.