In The News: Alabamian, first female appointed as Marshall Space Flight Center director

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday named Alabamian Jody Singer as director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville and Alabama lawmakers praised the historic appointment. Singer, who has been the center’s deputy director since February 2016 and serving as acting director since July, is the first woman appointed to the… Read more

Sources: Yellowhammer News, Alabama Political Reporter, AL.com

In The News: Some defy mandatory evacuation order despite looming threat of Hurricane Florence

Anita Harrell says the challenge of gathering up and transporting eight pets means she’ll be ignoring the mandatory evacuation order issued to the residents of Wilmington, N.C., as powerful Hurricane Florence threatens to wreak havoc on the state … But part of the problem is that no two hurricanes are ever… Read more

Sources: MSN.com, World PRO News

In The News: Two steps ahead and rubbing shoulders with the best

Ten students from the University of Alabama completed some parts of their engineering studies in Germany as part of the “Two Steps Ahead” program – including internships at Daimler’s Sindelfingen plant. Read more

Sources: Daimler

In The News: Traffic Management Center at UA to help with Gameday Traffic

Alabama’s home opener is now just three days away. The University of Alabama, ALDOT and the City of Tuscaloosa are doing more to monitor traffic coming to and leaving the city than ever before. The traffic management center housed at the University of Alabama compiles most traffic information happening in Tuscaloosa.… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa) , Fox 6 (Birmingham), WPMI-NBC (Mobile), WSFA-NBC (Montgomery), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville)

In The News: At the University of Alabama, New Laboratories Are Designed For Collaboration

The design of academic research laboratory spaces for the different fields of engineering has in years past focused on both individual departments and researchers/principal investigators doing independent research in their own individual laboratories. Over the past decade, however, this concept has increasingly given way to a new design paradigm. A… Read more

Sources: Falicitiesnet.com