In The News: University of Alabama students tutor Hillcrest students in rocket contest

Instead of footballs, sixth-grade Hillcrest Middle School students on Tuesday launched water rockets up to 40 yards across the football field. Counting down from 10, students watched as team Bazinga sent its rocket flying, a blur of black-and-red duct tape, into the air on wings made of cardboard. Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA TV, WBRC Fox 6

In The News: Not your Typical College Day: Transform this Camaro

Kaylie Crosby is the project manager overseeing a team of 134. Using the special technology of the auto industry, VDP (Vehicle Development Process) she and her team of engineers are working on making a Chevrolet Camaro more fuel-efficient while “retaining the vehicle’s performance, safety, and consumer appeal.” Kaylie’s a fourth year… Read more

Sources: The Educated Mom

In The News: Alabama Graphite Finds Natural Graphene on its Coosa Property in Alabama

Alabama Graphite Corp. is pleased to announce that it has found naturally occurring flake graphene at its Coosa Property in Alabama, USA. The graphene was obtained using an innovative and cost effective process, by Dr. Nitin Chopra of The University of Alabama under our sponsored research partnership. Read more

Sources: Market Watch, Street Insider, 4-Traders.com, One Page News

In The News: Computer Science Course Draws in Arts Students: UA professor of computer science instrumental in creation

Last December, the College Board launcheda new Advanced Placement (AP) course designed to teach Computer Science Principles (CSP). The course, developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), intends to make computer science accessible to all students and to increase participation by females, underrepresented minorities and students with disabilities. Read more

Sources: Product Design and Development