UAB students building 1,000-mpg car hope to be first Alabama team to compete in Shell high-mileage competition
10 engineering students at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, all seniors, are building a 1,000-plus mpg car at this very moment. If they successfully assemble a working vehicle in the next two weeks, Team UAB will be the first team from Alabama to participate in the competition.
Alexander replaces Linda Lucas, Ph.D., who served as the school’s dean from 2000-11, until she was named interim provost and then ultimately, in 2012, provost of UAB. Melinda Lalor, Ph.D., had served as interim dean. Alexander will be the sixth dean in the history of the School of Engineering.