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Students in the College of Engineering are encouraged to go beyond the classroom to enhance their education. A creative approach to tomorrow’s challenges is taught inside and outside the classroom, and students receive recognition for their innovation.

In The News: QM coin, regimental crest travel aboard balloon on high-altitude test launch

The Quartermaster coin and insignia have boldly gone where few, if any, Army organizational identifiers have gone before. On Saturday, a travel and photography first was achieved thanks to a University of Alabama student initiative – Project Firefly. During a high-altitude prototype flight from the Tuscaloosa campus, a QM Distinctive… Read more

Sources: Fort Lee Traveller

In The News: University of Alabama students aim to put Crimson Racing on the map

As a crowd of onlookers lined the sidewalk of Seventh Avenue on the University of Alabama campus on Wednesday, members of Crimson Racing unveiled their 2016 Formula car, which zipped up and down the street with team captain Cole Frederick at the wheel. In a couple of weeks, Frederick and… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6, WVUA 23, Belleville News Democrat , Daily Reporter

In The News: Construction Technology Pilot Project Prepares University of Alabama Students for Workforce: Partnership Exposes Students to Technology

With graduation looming, many seniors at The University of Alabama are busy preparing for final exams. For a select group of students, wrapping up the semester means presenting the findings from a research project to management at Brasfield & Gorrie. The research project is the result of a partnership that… Read more

Sources: Brasfield & Gorrie, Seattle Post-Intelligencer , Construction Equipment Guide

In The News: University of Alabama student teams on path to start own businesses

A team of engineering students won first place in the University of Alabama’s third annual Edward K. Aldag Jr. Business Plan Competition held earlier this month. The team has a start-up company called SYNSkin, which has a patented synthetic skin material for use by the health care industry. The initial focus… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Students from around the globe compete in NASA rocket competition

Nearly 50 teams from across the country are in Huntsville this weekend to show, and eventually blast off, their custom-made rockets. Let’s be clear, these aren’t your bottle rockets you can buy at a fireworks tent. University of Alabama Senior, Tom Andreando explains how the Crimson Tide’s rocket works. “A… Read more

Sources: WHNT CBS 19

In The News: University of Alabama students’ work linked to space missions

Two teams of mechanical engineering students at the University of Alabama have spent their senior year designing tools for a NASA competition inspired by the space agency’s plans for human exploration of the solar system. Each of the six-person teams are competing in NASA’s Microgravity Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WBRC Fox 6 (article), WBRC Fox 6 (video), KMOV 4, WTVM ABC 9