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March 15, 2013
UAB students building 1,000-mpg car hope to be first Alabama team to compete in Shell high-mileage competition

July 13, 2012
UAB seniors engineer solution for NASA cryogenic freezer
UAB School of Engineering students have found that tiny glass microspheres are a more efficient thermal insulation solution than the current technology for the NASA GLACIER cryogenic freezer previously developed by the UAB Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering. (read more)

July 12, 2012
UAB seniors engineer solution for NASA
They were about 5 years old when Buzz Lightyear's catchphrase – "To infinity and beyond!" – was adopted by a generation of youngsters. Now, a group of students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are living their childhood fantasies of working toward a space-based existence. (read more)

May 24, 2011
UAB student's micro-air vehicle paper wins contest
UAB graduate David Cooper is the winner of CD-adapco’s 2011 Academic Paper Contest. The paper on his Senior Design Project, “Performance of a Proposed Micro-Aerial Vehicle Design,” explains how he used a number of STAR-CCM+ techniques to an applied engineering design that otherwise would require completion of the project to test. (read more)

May 13, 2011
Leonardo program joins art and engineering genius
Imagine what Leonardo da Vinci would have done with 3-D modeling software and computer simulation. Some UAB students are about to find out in a new certificate program named for the Renaissance genius that brings together art and engineering. The directors say the Leonardo program prepares students for careers in 3-D modeling and its applications in health care, education, entertainment and other fields (read more).

February 23, 2011
Outstanding engineering students named
Donny Burke, a doctoral candidate from the Interdisciplinary Engineering program, is the Outstanding Graduate Student Engineer.


Research, Kyle Gilbreath and Jake Nelson
Senior Mechanical Engineering students Kyle Gilbreath and Jake Nelson describe their senior design project - a bamboo wheelchair.


August 26, 2010
Engineering students finish first in design competition
The 2010 Cupola Senior Design team from the UAB School of Engineering won first place in the national 2010 ASM Materials Education Foundation Undergraduate Design Competition. ASM is the International Materials Information Society. A cupola is a device used for melting iron and other metals at high temperatures. For its winning design, the UAB team received $2,000 and stipends for travel to the Materials Science and Technology Conference in Houston, Oct. 17-21, 2010. The UAB cupola design team members are Stephen Williams, Carolyn Norwood, Theresa O'Fallon and Creighton Tynes from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Alex Noble, Drew Brandenburg and Justin Sansing from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

August 11, 2010
Engineering student selected for Homeland Security scholarship
Aaron Lamplugh, a sophomore student in the School of Engineering has been selected for a prestigious Department of Homeland Security STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Scholarship. Lamplugh is seeking a degree through the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The scholarship will cover Lamplugh's tuition and fees in his final two years of UAB undergraduate work and includes a five-week summer internship at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in the summer of 2011. Only about 30 STEM Scholarships are granted nationwide each year. 

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