In The News: UA swimmer makes a splash as Girl Scout mentor

There have been two constants in Justine Panian’s life: swimming and Girl Scouts. As a senior at the University of Alabama, Panian swims freestyle and butterfly for the swimming and diving team. “She’s a swimmer that really wants to do all things as well as she can do them,” UA… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News

A Crimson Dynasty: Astrobotics team continues success with 2015 championship

In the six years since NASA began hosting its Robotics Mining Competition, The University of Alabama Astrobotics team has emerged as the competition’s most successful team. This past May, the team won the top prize at the contest held at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The team also won… Read more

Be Our Guest: College set to host three major conference in the spring

The University of Alabama will make good use of its new engineering buildings this spring semester with a series of conferences hosted on campus that should bring about 1,600 students, professors and engineering professionals. Elizabeth Cook and other students and faculty members have been preparing to host the regional American… Read more

Language Engineering: Passion for other cultures leads civil engineering student abroad

Visitors have not always been kind to Peru’s Maijuna tribe. Situated on northeastern Peru’s Yanayacu River, the ancient tribal land is rich in natural resources, even though about 400 of its natives live in extreme poverty. Like other outsiders to the tribe, Rachel Ramey was regarded somewhat suspiciously when she… Read more

Coding Education: College professor leads several efforts to get students interested in computer science

For Dr. Jeff Gray the logic is simple: If jobs in computer science are in high demand, yet difficult to fill because not enough students learn the discipline, then much more needs to be done to get additional students interested in computer science as early as possible in the education… Read more

In The News: Human Cost Rises as Old Bridges, Dams and Roads Go Unrepaired: Dr. Michael E. Kreger quoted

A routine trip to run errands almost cost Katherine Dean her life. In February, just as Ms. Dean, of suburban Maryland, drove underneath a bridge on the Capital Beltway, a large chunk of concrete fell from the structure, crushing the hood of her car and smashing the windshield. Read more

Sources: The New York Times

Capstone Engineer – Fall 2015

Dr. Jeff Gray, a professor in computer science, has become a national leader in computer science education. His zeal to get more K-12 students involved in learning to code and helping their teachers with computer science instruction has led to increased exposure to the discipline in Alabama. This issue also… Read more