In The News: Tornado psychology after April 27, 2011: Persuading people to act

It’s the stuff nightmares are made of. You’re driving. There’s a tornado right behind you. It’s big, it’s powerful, and it’s gaining on you. You can’t outrun it. There’s nowhere to go. What do you do? The experts say there’s no safe option, but the best one is to leave your car and… Read more

Sources: Al.com

In The News: Professor receives national award for diversity

Viola Acoff, head of the department of metallurgical and materials engineering, was recently awarded for her dedication to increasing diversity in the field of engineering. Acoff was named a recipient of the Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. The national award recognizes an individual… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White

CCEE Department Honors Alumni

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The University of Alabama Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering recently honored three alumni at a banquet. Dr. Joseph Allen Jr. was awarded the Keith Woodman Award, and Dr. Kenneth R. Odom and Charles E. Orr were honored as Distinguished Departmental Fellows. Allen received his bachelor’s… Read more

CCEE Department Honors Back as Professor of the Year

Tuscaloosa, Ala. – The University of Alabama Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering recently honored the department’s professor of the year award at a banquet held at the Bryant Conference Center. Dr. Edward Back was awarded the Donald H. McLean Civil Engineering Professor of the Year Award. Back, professor… Read more

In The News: Engineering team prepares to take flight in Kansas

A University of Alabama team of engineering students will take flight in Wichita, Kan., for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Design/Build/Fly competition this weekend. Over the past two semesters, 21 students designed and built a small, electrically-powered aircraft to compete against other universities around the globe. The… Read more

Sources: The Crimson White