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Alabama LSAMP Bridge students get a college head start

A program at The University of Alabama is helping new college students get a head start with the goal of seeing them succeed throughout their academic careers and beyond. The…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: September 30, 2019    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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Carpenter Technology Adds Two Directors to Its Board    /  Carpenter Technology Corporation

Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) announced today that Viola L. Acoff and John Hart have been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. The Carpenter Board now consists of 12 members, 11 of…


Source: Carpenter Technology Corporation    /    Published: February 24, 2019    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

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UA to Host Regional Science Olympiad for K-12 Students

  The University of Alabama will host hundreds of middle and high school students at the 2019 Regional Science Olympiad competition Saturday, March 2. Teams from 30 schools across Alabama…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: February 20, 2019    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students    /    Features:     

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Dr. Viola L. Acoff, associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs, was the first African American female faculty member in The University of Alabama College of Engineering. Hired in 1994,…


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: November 5, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach    /    Features:     

UA engineering adds two ABET accreditations to undergraduate programs

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – All University of Alabama College of Engineering undergraduate curricula are now fully accredited by ABET, the national accrediting agency for engineering and computing programs, with the two…


Author: Gillian Castro    /    Published: November 3, 2018    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Students    /    Features:   , , ,   

History of UA Women in Engineering

Engineering at The University of Alabama began in 1837, but it was not until the 1920s that women started to enroll in the College of Engineering. In 1939, Rose Rabinowitz,…


Author: Gillian Castro and Alana Norris    /    Published: November 2, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Outreach, Students,    /    Features:     

How Dr. Acoff inspires interest in materials science    /  U.S. Black Engineer

Jackson State University physics grad Derrick Stokes is a new breed of materials scientist. In the photo taken during his time at The University of Alabama, where he was a Bridge…


Source: U.S. Black Engineer    /    Published: October 2, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

UA Hosts ALSAMP Spring Research Conference    /  UA News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently showcased student research from across the state and encouraged professional development among underrepresented minority students at a conference on campus.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 16, 2018    /    Posted in:   Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

Mentor inspires bold change in STEM studies at historically black colleges and universities    /  National Science Foundation

Metallurgical and materials engineer Viola Acoff has more than 20 years of experience broadening participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Her efforts to spark interest in materials science…


Source: National Science Foundation    /    Published: March 11, 2018    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    Features:     

Women’s Day 2018: 50 influential and inspiring women in 3D printing    /  3ders.org

Viola Acoff is a metallurgical and materials engineer who has been working to promote STEM education for over two decades. Currently acting as associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs…


Source: 3ders.org    /    Published: March 8, 2018    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering    /    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.