A dozen students from the Alabama Governor’s School are attending a two-week summer camp at UAB. This week they have been in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. They are building water fueled rockets that travel 150+ feet in the air and 250+ feet in length.
Wendy Sudsinsunthorn gets paid to play. The 2007 UAB School of Engineering alumna and native of Pell City, Alabama, has applied her creative and technical skills as an intern with Harley-Davidson and in a research and development job with Birmingham-based Summit Toys. Now she has moved to the big time—and the big city—with a position in the Thomas & Friends division of Fisher-Price toys in New York City, where she works with the design, marketing, and engineering groups to manage toy projects “from concept phase to first shipment.”
Students from the UAB School of Engineering placed second at the IEEE SoutheastCon 2012 hardware competition held in Orlando, finishing higher than any other school in the state of Alabama. The students were members of the senior design class in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.