College of Engineering

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Low-cost Solution Viable for Self-Driving Cars to Spot Hacked GPS

Transportation researchers at The University of Alabama developed a promising, inexpensive system to overcome one challenge of self-driving vehicle technology: GPS hacking that can send a self-driving vehicle to the wrong destination.

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UA Leading Investigation Into Alternative Pain Treatment

The research is exploring minuscule doses of a potent toxin to treat pain without opioids or nerve-block injections.

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Federal Award To Help UA Electrify Crimson Ride

With nearly $8 million in federal transit funds, The University of Alabama will replace a quarter of its transit system buses with electric buses, reducing emissions and further positioning UA and the region as a hub for the electric vehicle ecosystem.

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Engineering Professor, Automotive Pioneer Adds New R&D Role

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian will take on the additional responsibility of creating and implementing a vision for connected, automated and electric mobility research and elevating the profile of the Alabama Transportation Institute.

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AWI Names Second Class of Faculty Fellowship Recipients

The program recognizes UA faculty for outstanding research, extension and education programs that significantly advance UA’s interdisciplinary water-related communities of science.

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UA To Train Needed Workforce for Water Operations and Forecasting

The University of Alabama has been awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation to establish a unique hydrologic science research and training program for graduate students.

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UA Robotics Team Claims Another Title

Once again UA’s student team dominated an annual NASA robotics competition, claiming its seventh title in a row and eight out of the past nine championships. 

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A ‘Roll Tide’ From Space

In an interview, astronaut Bob Hines said his education at the University helped pave the way for the chance to become an astronaut. 

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UA EcoCAR Team Finishes Strong in National Vehicle Contest

A team of students from The University of Alabama racked up several awards in the nation’s premier automotive engineering competition.

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Student Robotics Team Ready For Another Title Run

One of the most successful student teams at The University of Alabama gearing up to win another national title.