Abidin Yildirim, Ph.D., Director of Outreach for the School of Engineering, was a guest on Talk of Alabama, where he discussed the upcoming Eureka! summer camp to be held at the School of Engineering. The camp, organized by Girls Inc. of Birmingham, is intended for seventh- and eighth-grade girls, who will participate in hands-on activities related to science, technology, and math.
This fall, the School of Engineering will offer two new master's degree programs in its ongoing efforts to produce the highly skilled graduates who will meet current and future workplace needs.
The Design and Commercialization Master's Program is a first-of-its-kind at UAB program that will offer a Master of Engineering in Design and Commercialization as well as a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from the UAB Collat School of Business. The Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering Program, meanwhile, will offer an online curriculum modeled on the School of Engineering's successful Construction Engineering Management (CEM) Program.
The Brent Newman Memorial Egg Drop Contest returned to Vulcan Park on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, with more than 400 area students attempting to acheive what seems impossible--dropping raw eggs from Vulcan's pedestal without breaking the eggs.
The objective of the event is to inspire mechanical engineering thought and design in students. Participants designed apparatuses to protect raw eggs from breaking when dropped from the top of Vulcan's 100-plus-foot pedestal. Entries were judged on engineering thought and creativity, mass of the apparatus, and the ease with which the egg can be loaded into the apparatus.
For more on this year's event, check out the coverage from the following news outlets.
Gary Palmer spent the morning at the UAB School of Engineering on Monday, touring facilities and meeting faculty and students in several areas.United States Congressman
Palmer, who represents Alabama’s 6th Congressional District, started his day at the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering (CBSE) before moving on to tour the Materials Application Processing and Development (MPAD) Center and the Enabling Technology Laboratory.
“I think we have a world-class engineering and technology center here in Birmingham that many people don’t know about,” said Palmer. “Now that I’ve seen first-hand the work that is being done here, I hope that I’ll be able to help get wider exposure for these facilities and projects that have so much potential.”