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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: Student Engineers in Action begin replacing steps at Moundville Archeological Park

Standing 60 feet tall and made up of approximately 112,000 cubic yards of dirt, Alabama’s tallest mound began receiving a make-over on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Mound B steps at Moundville Archaeological Park have taken a beating since being built in 1967, and now, they’re getting replaced. Read more

Sources: The Crimson White, The Tuscaloosa News

In The News: Perfect Chemistry: Yue strives to make a difference through research, environmental initiatives

In January 2016, more than 120 students packed the monthly American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Shelby Hall, a stark contrast from two years earlier when just 20 students attended the meetings regularly. At the front of the room stood UA’s ACS president Shuwen Yue, a senior with a dual… Read more

Sources: UA Student Affairs

In The News: University of Alabama students create their own comic book company

For more than a year, Ethan Newsome-Jackson and Kris Pearce have been obsessed with the same woman. She only exists on paper, but for the two University of Alabama students, creating the character in the upcoming comic book “Breeze” has been grueling, mainly in how to present the heroine’s duality.… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, The OA News, Washington Times, Miami Herald, Moulton Advertiser, Rock Hill Herald, Decatur Daily, Macon Telegraph, Houston Chronicle, Myrtle Beach Sun News, San Francisco Gate, San Antonio Express-News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer , The Auburn Plainsman

In The News: The Unique Edge Behind the University of Alabama EcoCAR 3 Team

Like the 2016 Camaro, each team within the EcoCAR 3: Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition possess individual characteristics that make them unique, including the model and design. The UA Camaro will be a Series-Parallel Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) powered by E85. The team’s PHEV has an internal combustion engine, two… Read more

Sources: The Green Garage Blog

UA News: UA Engineering Students Replace Historic Steps at Moundville Park

University of Alabama engineering students are getting real-world experience while taking on projects at Moundville Archaeological Park, including replacing the Mound B steps. Read more

Lifting Off: UA Engineering Drone Team Forms, Looking to Expand

A team of University of Alabama students is proving that drones are no longer just for the military. Because they are small and can be flown autonomously, drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, are an inexpensive way to conduct aerial surveillance. In recent years they have proved to be… Read more

In The News: Mechanical engineering labs to be offered at UA Gadsden Center

The University of Alabama started offering degrees in mechanical engineering through distance learning at least 20 years ago, according to Clark Midkiff, the department head. Midkiff said the challenge has been providing the hands-on lab experience distance learning students need, in addition to video-streamed lessons and online homework. Starting this… Read more

Sources: The Gadsden Times, WBRC Fox 6, WBRC Fox 6 (Video), WBMA ABC 33/40, WTVM ABC 9