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UA Aerospace Professor Wins 2019 ASC Outstanding Research Award

A University of Alabama engineering professor was recently recognized for his outstanding research. Dr. Samit Roy, William D. Jordan Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, received the American Society for Composites 2019 Outstanding Research Award in Composites at the 34th Annual Technical Conference in Atlanta. “American Society for Composites is… Read more

In The News: UA Part of Tornado Research Project in Alabama

A group of University of Alabama students will soon visit and spend time with some homeowners to better understand how they find out when severe weather is happening and how those families react to it. Read more

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In The News: Scientists may now be able to predict forest die-off up to 19 months in advance

Within months, millions of trees had been lost statewide—a massive die-off whose seemingly abrupt onset left researchers like Mukesh Kumar shaken. “It really caught our eye,” recalls the University of Alabama ecohydrologist. “We couldn’t understand…why the trees died so suddenly.” Read more

Sources: PBS, SciGlow, NBC (Huntsville), Fox 6, NBC (Montgomery), Scitech Europa

Collaborative paper earns UA engineering student a conference award

A University of Alabama engineering student and professor’s collaborative research paper was awarded a top honor at a recent technical society conference. Emin Ucer, an electrical and computer engineering doctoral candidate, won a Best Paper Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Power and Energy Society General Meeting.… Read more

In The News: University of Alabama researchers to design next-gen transportation system in west central Alabama

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a smart transportation network that is safer, less congested and more environmentally friendly. By dotting the roadways in west central Alabama with sensors and cameras, utilizing… Read more

Sources: Alabama Newscenter, Wired Focus

In The News: UA Dean of Engineering visits HTHS Engineering Academy students

Engineering Academy students at Hewitt-Trussville High School had a special guest on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. The Dean of Engineering from the University of Alabama spoke with students taking engineering, physics and computer science classes. Dean Karr explained how to be successful in college. According to the school system, Karr… Read more

Sources: Trussville Tribune

In The News: SCHOOL NEWS: September 29, 2019

During the summer, Kaylin Hughes, a junior from Central High School, was one of 40 girls in the state of Alabama who participated in the 2019 National Science Foundation LEGACY Program. This program was led by Dr. Jeff Gray, who is a professor at the University of Alabama. After completing… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News