An innovative University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) class pairs engineering students with business students to design and commercialize marketable solutions. A wheelchair that toddlers can control with a joystick and an affordable home wheelchair weight scale are two of the six outcomes from this collaboration.
The 24th Annual Brent Newman Memorial Egg Drop Contest features more than 300 local K-12 students watching eggs, protected by their personally designed contraptions, being tossed off the roof of the UAB Business-Engineering Complex.
The Society for Design and Process Science presented its highest award to Dr. Edward O. Wilson, a native son of Birmingham Alabama and one of the world's most preeminent scientists and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author. An advanced copy of his new book “letters to a young scientist” promoting “thinking for understanding” and STEM education is presented to Professor Murat M. Tanik of UAB.
UAB School of Engineering was presented a gift of $100,000 from KBR, a global engineering, construction and services company, at a reception in the UAB Alumni House on Feb. 21, 2013. The donation, spread out over the next five years, is for the Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (ASEM) Master of Engineering program.