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Engineered to Speak: How C&IS Equips Engineers with Presentation Blueprints    /  CIS News

As some of the brightest minds in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math), engineers have a language all their own—but not everyone speaks that language. Translating complicated and…


Source: CIS News    /    Published: September 1, 2021    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Students, UA News    /    Features:     

W. Edward Back Named Interim Dean of the College of Engineering    /  UA News

Dr. W. Edward Back has been appointed as the interim dean of The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering effective Aug. 16.


Author: Bryant Welbourne    /    Published: August 13, 2021    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

Engineering Doctoral Graduate Receives National Fellowship    /  UA News

A recent graduate of The University of Alabama civil, construction and environment engineering program has received a prestigious fellowship with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: December 17, 2018    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, Students, UA News    /    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:   , , ,   

Back Receives UA Engineering’s Hackney Leadership Award    /  UA News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering announces Dr. W. Edward Back, professor and chair of the department of civil, construction and environmental engineering, as the 2017 T. Morris Hackney Endowed Faculty Leadership award recipient.


Author: Alana Norris    /    Published: April 26, 2017    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Alumni Group Honors Faculty Members for Teaching    /  UA News

The University of Alabama National Alumni Association has announced the 2016 recipients of the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching – the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: October 5, 2016    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, UA News    /    Features:     

Two Degrees of Separation

As opportunities in industry continue to grow for engineering graduates, The University of Alabama is making sure to keep the pace. In the 2014–15 academic year, the University began offering…


Author: Judah Martin    /    Published: July 27, 2015    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Students    /    Features:   ,   

Back Named Director for Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Dr. Edward Back has been named the director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Dr. Charles L. Karr, dean of the College of Engineering, recently announced. Created…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research    /    Features:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

CCEE Department Honors Back as Professor of the Year

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The University of Alabama Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering recently honored the department’s professor of the year award at a banquet held at the Bryant…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 11, 2014    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff    /    Features:     

ariel view of Engineering Quad

UA Engineering Appoints Back as Director of Construction Engineering Program    /  UA News

The University of Alabama College of Engineering recently named Dr. W. Edward Back director of the Construction Engineering Program.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 12, 2009    /    Posted in:   Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, 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.