Team Alabama is made up of 60-plus students who represent wide-ranging backgrounds, interests, and academic disciplines, but share a singular goal — to compete and win at the Solar Decathlon in 2017. Our team includes graduate and undergraduate students studying health sciences, English, engineering, marketing, anthropology, theater arts, biology and more. Many of our team members are looking toward future careers in the renewable energy sector. All of Team Alabama’s SURVIV(AL) members are committed to being a part of the next generation of problem solvers, and to advancing sustainable smart solutions for the future.

Solar Decathalon team photo 1.

Solar Decathalon team photo 2.

Team Alabama’s SURVIV(AL) House institutional mentoring team represents an unconventional collaboration between the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Facilities Administration and Management programs (including its Sustainability office) and the academic engineering and business departments on campus. Team Alabama students are working closely with the experienced plumbers, electricians, and carpenters who repair and maintain their residence halls and academic buildings to learn real- world construction skills. UAB students have also worked closely with sponsoring architects and building professionals in the region, as well as with area k-12 schools and non-profits.

About the University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. UAB is the only public, four-year degree granting university in the state's largest metropolitan area. UAB is the largest research institution in the state of Alabama and the university is the largest employer in Birmingham. UAB offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health. Our first-professional schools are Dentistry, Medicine and Optometry.